A significant amount of the surgeries we perform are elective procedures, like spays, neuters, and de-claw procedures. Many are also non-elective and/or emergency procedures such as ACL repairs, gastro-intestinal exploratory surgeries, and Pyometra removals. Virtually all of our surgical procedures are now done with a laser.
The most commonly used surgical laser is a CO2 laser which produces an invisible beam of light that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because our doctors can precisely control the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected.
A laser is ideal for a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats. Laser surgery can help correct many common conditions such as cysts, tumors and warts that may occur around the eyes, ears, in the mouth, and anywhere on the skin.
We also perform c-sections, corrective procedures resulting from injury, disease, or congenital (developmental) problems, as well as soft-tissue and orthopedic and corrective surgeries.
Laser technology reduces the trauma to your pet and improves recovery.
• Less Pain – Laser energy seals nerve endings as is moves through tissue. You pet feels less pain post-operatively.
• Less Bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, which allows the doctors 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 and drastically reducing the risk of infection.
• Precision – The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse effects to healthy surrounding tissue.
• Quick Return to Normal Activities – Recovery is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort.