The benefits of veterinary laser surgery
Lasers have been successfully used on humans for over 30 years. This knowledge gained in human medicine is beneficial for your pets. Your pet’s health is as important to us as it is to you. We originally purchased our laser surgery equipment for the purpose of assuring the least pain and risk to our patients that are brought in for declawing. We were so pleased with the results that we became the first (and possibly only) clinic in Clark County Washington that uses laser exclusively for all soft tissue surgery.
Interaction of laser light with tissue provides a fundamentally different approach to surgery. In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam can efficiently ablate (either vaporize or chip away) the living tissue. At the same time, it seals (welds) capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings, with significant benefits to both patients and surgeons.
Here are some of the benefits of using laser surgery for your pets:
- Less Pain The laser seals nerve endings as it “cuts.” As a result, your pet will experience less pain and be more comfortable after surgery.
- Less Bleeding The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery. This reduces bleeding which reduces the risk of possible complications.
- Less Swelling Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise tissue because the only thing that touches your pet is an invisible beam of light.
Further benefits include:
- Reduced Risk of Infection As the laser removes diseased tissue, it seals the skin and reduces the amount of bacteria present.
- Precision The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse effects to healthy surrounding tissue.
- Quick Return to Normal Activities Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort and a better course of healing.
Learn more about laser surgery for your pets.