Laser Surgery

a_laser_closeWhat Is A Laser?

A laser is a device that produces an extremely powerful and concentrated beam of infrared light. In fact, our surgical laser creates a beam that is even more powerful than a similarly-sized beam leaving the surface of the sun.

What Is Laser Surgery?

Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue. The result would be swelling and longer lasting pain, meaning the pet has to be kept on post-operative pain medication for days after the surgery.

When we use the laser, only an intense beam of laser light touches your pet, which minimizes the pain, swelling, and bleeding often associated with surgery.

After her first laser surgery, Dr. Klug was so impressed with the results and the virtually blood free procedure, that she mentioned right away she wonders why anyone would still use a scalpel. If necessary, she would only perform laser surgery on her own dogs, no more scalpel for her.

How Does Laser Surgery Work?

The laser has the unique ability to vaporize or ‘erase’ tissue. The laser can be used to make incisions, as well as to erase unhealthy tissue. The laser is so precise that we can selectively remove only a few cells at a time. The laser seals blood vessels and nerve endings, so patients are much more comfortable after surgery. Not only does the laser kill any bacteria in its path, it also seals the lymph vessels, so there is much much less swelling post-operatively.

What Are The Advantages of Laser Surgery?

We are proud to offer our clients the latest technology in surgical lasers, and we are confident once you experienced the advantages of this technology, you will never want to go back:

  • less pain and swelling promote a quicker recovery,
  • less bleeding simplifies surgery, and may reduce the need for anesthesia,
  • sanitizing effect of the laser beam reduces the risk of infection,
  • less trauma for your pet.

a_laserIs Laser Surgery Appropriate For My Pet?

A laser can perform a wide variety of surgical procedures on cats, dogs, birds, and other animals. At Selkirk Veterinary Services, we offer standard laser procedures for declaws, spay, neuter, soft palate removal, lump and wart removal, eye surgery and tumor removal. During the pre-operative exam, Dr. Klug will be able to tell you if your pet is a candidate for laser surgery, and will will help you to decide if this is the best treatment option for your pet.
What Is A Laser?

A laser is a device that produces an extremely powerful and concentrated beam of infrared light. In fact, our surgical laser creates a beam that is even more powerful than a similarly-sized beam leaving the surface of the sun.

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