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Surgical Laser Treatment
Your pet's health is as important to us as it is to you. We are pleased to offer laser surgery to patients of Ina Road Animal Hospital as our primary surgical method for safe and comfortable treatment. In many procedures, the laser can replace the scalpel and provide a better alternative to traditional 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 the surgeon 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.
Laser procedures reduce the trauma to your pet, improve healing, and may shorten time spent in the veterinary hospital.
Lasers have been successfully used on humans for over 30 years. This human experience is proving to be beneficial for pets and their owners.
A laser is ideal for a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats. Laser surgery can correct many common conditions such as cysts, tumors, warts, and infections that may occur around the eyes, ears, in the mouth, and anywhere on the skin.
The Feline Declaw Procedure is much more humane with the Surgical Laser compared with other older methods.
Specialized internal procedures are also possible. The veterinarians at Ina Road Animal Hospital will be able to tell you if your pet's procedure can be performed with a laser.
A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light at a specific wavelength.
The way a particular laser works is determined by the specific wavelength of light that it produces. 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 your surgeon can precisely control the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected.