What is laser surgery?
A laser is a device that generates an intense, invisible beam of light at a specific wavelength that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissues. Because your veterinarian can precisely control the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected.
Why Laser Surgery
- Less pain – Laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue and your pet feels less pain postoperatively.
- Less bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels which allows your veterinarian to perform surgeries with great precision and can speed procedures and require less anesthesia time.
- Less swelling – Laser energy does not crush, tear, or bruise because only a beam of light contacts the tissues.
What does laser mean for my pet?
- Reduced risk of infection.
- Greater precision.
- Quick return to normal activities. Recovery is rapid and there is less post-op discomfort.
What procedures can laser be used for?
A laser is ideal for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Your veterinarian will be able to tell you if your pet’s procedure can be performed with a laser.