May 4, 2001 at 3:28 PM CDT - Updated July 12 at 2:50 AM
Why Laser Surgery?
Less Pain Laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue. Your pet feels less pain post-operatively. Less Bleeding The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows your doctor to perform surgeries with extraordinary precision. This also speeds some procedures reducing the need for anesthesia. Less Swelling Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because only a beam of intense light contacts the tissue. Reduced risk of infection The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that cause infection. Precision The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse affects to healthy surrounding tissue. Quick return to normal activities Recovery is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort.
Are lasers new? Lasers have been successfully used on humans for over 30 years. This human experience is proving to be beneficial for pets and their owners. We are pleased to be among the first veterinary practices to offer laser surgery specifically for pets.