The many advantages of laser surgery for dogs Vancouver WA:
Many people have questions about lasers and how they work for veterinary surgery. Here are answers to some of the most popular questions we get from our clients about laser surgery for dogs Vancouver WA.
A laser is a device that emits a beam of light at a specific wavelength. The laser most commonly used in veterinary medicine is the CO2 laser.
Laser surgery provides some unique benefits for veterinary surgeons. The laser improves many surgical procedures by reducing the risk, and making the process simpler. Some surgeries are made safer and more feasible with the use of the laser.
Use of the laser for surgery also improves the visibility of the surgical field. Because the laser seals capillaries and small blood vessels as it cuts, bleeding is significantly reduced. As a result, the surgical site is much clearer and much drier.
The surgeon using a laser also has more precision and control. The laser can be set to remove large amounts of tissue, or can be set to remove only one cell layer at a time. This also contributes to the reduction of surgery time.
The veterinarians at Claus Paws Animal Hospital will discuss with you whether use of the CO2 laser is appropriate for your pet’s surgery.