Laser Surgery For Your Pets
At Hillview Veterinary Clinic/ Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg, OH, we perform laser surgery on dogs and cats. there are several conditions that can be treated using this state-of-the-art technology. Learn more about laser surgery for cats and dogs, how it works, and how it may help your pet.
Our veterinarian can perform laser surgery on both cats and dogs.
Laser Surgery for Dogs
When you come to our vet hospital, we always seek the least invasive way to treat your pet. However, surgery is sometimes required. Laser surgery typically involves less pain than traditional surgery. It allows the veterinarian to remove skin tumors with a local anesthetic. This is safer than having your pet undergo general anesthesia. There is also a reduced loss of blood because we can cauterize blood vessels with the laser beam.
Laser Surgery for Cats
Lasers can also help reduce blood loss and pain for cats. Typically, laser surgery addresses the removal of ear polyps and skin masses, and we also use it to work on delicate issues in the nose. Similarly to laser surgery for dogs, cats experience less tissue trauma and may also experience less postoperative pain.
How Our Veterinarian Performs Pet Laser Surgery
LASER means for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation. This device uses a beam of light to perform surgery on people and pets. Typically, hospitals use CO2 lasers. Water in the skin absorbs this type of laser, allowing the veterinarian to control the vaporization of cells.
Benefits of Laser Surgery
The main advantages of performing laser surgery on pets in a vet hospital include reducing bleeding, reduce the risk of infection, and less pain after the operation.
your pet may experience less pain after the operation because the laser seals nerve endings. That means that fewer pain signals from the impacted site reach the brain. Because of the reduced pain, the veterinarian can remove smaller skin tumors without needing general anesthetic. Using local anesthetic is safer for your pet.
There is less bleeding due to cauterization of the blood vessels as the laser vaporizes masses and tissue. Similarly, the laser destroys bacteria at the site by superheating the tissues. This results in a lower chance of infection
What Surgeries Allow Use of a Laser?
Our veterinarian in Reynoldsville, OH, can perform most soft tissue surgeries using a laser. This includes spaying and neutering as well as entropion or ectropion corrections.
Laser Surgery at a Reynoldsburg Pet Hospital
Contact Hillview Veterinary Clinic/ Bed & Biscuit in Reynoldsburg, OH, for more information about laser surgery at our vet hospital.