Red Hills Veterinary Hospital utilizes the CO2 LASER for veterinary surgery. Veterinary laser surgery provides the same benefits to pets that human patients have enjoyed for over thirty years: less pain, less bleeding, less infection, less swelling and discomfort after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner.
Specific advantages to CO2 LASER surgery:
- Decreased pain. The CO2 LASER seals nerve endings as it cuts thereby reducing post-operative pain.
- Decreased bleeding. The CO2 LASER seals most blood vessels as it cuts thereby reducing the need for post-operative bandaging.
- Decreased swelling. The CO2 LASER seals lymphatic vessels thereby reducing the likelihood for swelling following procedures.
- Reduced infections. The CO2 LASER kills bacteria as it cuts thereby reducing the change for post-operative infections.
- Allows for more precision in cutting. The laser ablation is so precise that it can selectively remove only a few cells at a time.
- Improves prognosis for tumor surgery in that the CO2 LASER kills tumor cells in the immediate operative field.
The CO2 LASER vastly improves the declaw procedure. What was once considered by some as being painful is now cosmetic and comfortable for the cat.
The CO2 LASER vastly improves the capacity to perform many surgical procedures. In fact, some procedures that were previously thought to be difficult can now be easily performed with the laser. CO2 LASER procedures also have significantly better outcome when compared to traditional scalpel-based style surgical procedures.
The 40 watt Aesculight LASER is the highest quality CO2 LASER available for veterinary practice.