Our hospital offers Laser Surgery Services. Laser surgery is surgery performed using a laser instead of a scalpel to cut tissue. Laser surgery uses an intense beam of light that is precisely focused to cut tissue. The energy contained in the laser beam vaporizes the water found in body tissues, allowing a precise "cut" that seals blood vessels and nerve endings, resulting in less bleeding and pain. Additional benefits of laser surgery are reduced swelling at the surgery site, reduced risk of infection, and a quicker recovery.
A surgical laser has many applications in veterinary medicine including mass removals, dental procedures, and upper airway surgery (soft palate resection and stenotic nares) in brachycephalic breeds such as the Bulldog and Pug. Please ask our staff veterinarians if laser surgery is right for your pet.