Lasers Prove Beneficial in Surgery

posted: by: Animal & Bird Clinic Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Lasers have long been proven to be a valuable technology in human healthcare. Only recently have veterinarians turned to laser surgery, and we are proud to be on the leading edge of advanced animal care. For clients who want the safest and least painful treatment for their pets, laser surgery offers an exciting new option.

How it Works
A laser is an intense beam of light. Using an instrument that allows it to be precisely controlled, the laser beam replaces the traditional scalpel.

Laser energy instantly vaporises the water found in tissues, allowing it to "cut" or essentially remove an extremely small area of tissue. The energy from the laser beam seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it moves through the tissue, resulting in less bleeding, less pain and virtually no trauma to the surrounding tissue.

The Benefits
In many cases, laser surgery can be extremely beneficial over traditional surgery. Your veterinarian will discuss whether laser surgery is the best option for your pet.

Less Pain:
The laser seals nerve endings as it moves though tissue. Your pet will feel less pain after surgery.

Less Bleeding: The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, resulting in less bleeding and quicker procedures.

Less Swelling: With laser technology, only light comes into contact with the tissue, causing minimal swelling.

Extreme Precision: The laser enables your surgeon to only affect or remove the target tissue, leaving the healthy surrounding tissue untouched.

Reduced Risk of Infection:
The high heat of energy kills bacteria and microorganisms as it moves through diseased areas, reducing the chance of infection.

Quicker Recovery: For all of the above reasons, your pet is likely to feel less discomfort after surgery, and return to normal activities sooner.