The many advantages of laser surgery for cats Vancouver WA:
Many surgical procedures can now be performed on cats with the use of laser technology. There are many advantages to our patients with the use of laser surgery. These include the reduction of pain, decreased swelling, infection control, and minimized bleeding. Each one of these benefits is a huge step forward in the improvement of veterinary surgery.
Cats experience significantly less post-operative pain with laser surgery. The reduction in pain is a result of the unique nature of the laser beam used in this surgery. It vaporizes tissue instead of cutting it, thus preventing the raw nerve ends that result from using a scalpel.
Because the laser beam creates much less post-operative swelling than a scalpel during surgery, your pet will be much more comfortable during the recovery period.
Because the laser beam operates at a very high temperature, it can kill bacteria that can potentially cause infection. This is an especially important consideration in operations involving abscesses and cat declawing.
The laser beam is also very effective at cauterizing small blood vessels during surgery. Since there is less bleeding, the surgery can be accomplished in a shorter amount of time, which means the cat is under anesthesia for less time. This also leads to shorter recovery times.
While laser surgery is very effective for many types of surgery, it is not recommended for all surgeries. Contact Claus Paws Animal Hospital to find out more about laser surgery for your pet’s particular circumstances.