Laser surgery has many benefits over traditional surgery for many procedures. The laser can be used for many procedures that we previously used a scalpel or scissors.
How It Works:
Laser is an intense beam of light that instantly vaporizes (cuts) a precise area of tissue while simultaneously sealing nerve endings and blood vessels. This results in less bleeding and pain for the patient.
- Less pain - By sealing nerve endings and causing less bleeding and swelling pets will be less painful after laser surgery.
- Less bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels as it cuts through tissue, resulting in less bleeding which allows for shorter surgery time and diminished pain.
- Less swelling - Since only a small focused beam of light contacts the tissue instead of a scalpel or scissors, trauma to tissue is decreased. In addition, by sealing blood and lymphatic vessels post-operative swelling is diminished. This results in less pain and a quicker recovery.
- Reduced risk of infection - The risk of infection with most elective surgery is very small, but the heat of the laser kills bacteria and other microorganisms reducing the chance of infection even further.
- Quicker recovery - Because of all the above effects, use of the laser results in a quicker recovery and return to normal activity.
Speak with one of the doctors of the Broad River Animal Hospital to determine if laser surgery may benefit your pet.