At Veazie Vet as many surgeries as possible are conducted using a C02 laser. Using laser for surgical procedures reduces bleeding, pain, and swelling at the surgery site.
Benefits to using a Laser
Less Bleeding: As it cuts, the laser seals small blood vessels. This drastic reduction in bleeding enables a number of new surgical procedures that are not practical with conventional scalpel.
Less Pain: The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, resulting in less edema and pain. The patient experiences a far more comfortable post-operative recovery.
Reduced risk of infection: This is one of the unique features of the CO2 laser beam. It efficiently kills bacteria in its path, producing a sterilizing effect.
Quicker recovery time: Reduced risk of infection, less bleeding, less pain and less swelling often allow the patient a far quicker recovery after the surgery.
What is a C02 Laser?
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. So, a laser is a device that produces concentrated light rays. Interaction of laser light with the water in tissue can either vaporize or chip away causing an incision. The beam is highly focused and efficient and at the same time it is “cutting” it is also sealing capillaries, small blood vessels, and nerve endings. As compared to conventional methods, laser surgery damages less tissue and reduces blood loss and pain sensation. This all leads to a faster healing time and more comfortable patient.