Laser surgery has been widely accepted as a higher standard of care in human medicine for over 30 years. It presents a host of benefits over traditional surgery, and in many procedures, the scalpel can be replaced entirely.
What are the benefits of laser surgery?
The laser seals nerve endings as its "cuts". As a result, your pet will experience less pain and be more comfortable after surgery.
The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery. Because there is less bleeding, surgery is often completed more quickly thus reducing the amount of time your pet will be under anesthesia. This further reduces potential complications.
Reduced swelling and risk of infection
Physical contact between the laser and the surgical region is never established, thus eliminating the crushing, tearing, and bruising of tissue that is associated with traditional surgical methods. Additionally, the energy emitted by the laser acts as an antimicrobial/antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively reducing greatly the number of microorganisms.
Faster return to regular activity
Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort and a better course of healing.
If you pet requires surgery, please ask your veterinarian if a laser procedure is right for your pet. Call our office today and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Click on the laser link for more information: