If you haven't heard about laser surgery, prepare to be amazed. Lasers can be used to erase, or "ablate," tissue, ranging from the aggressive vaporization of entire tumors to the delicate, precise removal of skin layers as thin as 0.1 millimeters. During surgery, laser energy actually seals small blood vessels as it cuts. This sealing action helps pets recover more quickly and provides a clear, dry surgical field for the surgeon, allowing the surgeon to perform procedures more effectively in less time. Shorter procedures shorten anesthesia time, reducing the risks of anesthesia. Laser energy automatically seals nerve endings. Without a "raw" severed nerve end, the patient feels less pain after surgery. A third sealing action provided by laser energy is to the lymphatic vessels, resulting in less tissue trauma and post-operative swelling.
That all translates to more effective surgery, less pain and a faster recovery time. When pets recover quickly, they get to go home faster, making owners and veterinarians happy.
Another area where the laser has proved particularly effective is in cancer-related surgeries and the removal of other harmful masses. Veterinarians are able to dissect out malignant masses more precisely, reducing the risk of the cancer's return.
Clinical Benefits of Laser Surgery
* Customers value the clinical benefits of laser surgery for veterinary care.
* Reduced Pain The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings as it cuts through tissue. This reduces the amount of pain the patient feels during and after surgery.
* Reduced Bleeding... laser beam cauterizes and seals small blood vessels as it cuts. This laser energy achieves hemostasis and provides the surgeon with a bloodless surgical field in most procedures.
* Reduced Swelling There is no physical contact between the laser and the surgical region, eliminating the tearing and bruising of tissue associated with traditional surgical methods. Lymphatic vessels are also sealed.
* Reduced Infection Laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively eliminating microorganisms.
* Quicker Recovery As a result of all of the above, laser surgery provides the benefit your clients will appreciate the most: a quicker recovery for their pet.