At Wexford Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of you and your pet’s surgical experience. To enhance this experience as much as possible, we have invested in the advanced equipment and training to be able to offer laser surgery. The benefits of laser surgery include less bleeding, shorter surgery times, lowered risk of infection, and reduced post-operative swelling and pain.
What is laser surgery?
Laser surgery is a type of surgery that uses a laser cutting instrument to cut tissue instead of a traditional scalpel blade.
The CO2 (carbon dioxide laser) is the gold standard for soft tissue surgery as it combines the benefits of both cutting and coagulation (sealing blood vessels) at the same time.
Not only does the laser seal small blood vessels to reduce hemorrhage, it also seals
nerve endings and lymphatic vessels as it cuts, resulting in significantly less post-operative discomfort and edema (swelling).
What type of surgery can the laser be used for?
The laser can be used in place of a scalpel blade for most procedures, especially in fragile or delicate tissue areas.
We commonly utilize the CO2 laser for routine spays, neuters, mass removals,
benign skin growth ablation, oral and eyelid growth removals, and declaw procedures, among others…
What are the advantages of laser surgery?
- Less pain
- Less swelling
- Less bleeding
- Less infection
- Less surgery time
Please feel free to ask us any additional questions you may have on the benefits of laser surgery for your pet!
For more information on Aesculight CO2 Laser Surgery visit www.aesculight.com