Elective Surgery Using The Aesculight™ CO2 Surgical Laser
Concerned about the discomfort of surgery? As you’re scheduling an elective procedure for your pet, you might begin having second thoughts even though you know that the procedure needs to be done. We know how you feel. We have pets, too. We understand that because we hear comments all day long from concerned pet owners just like you.
Did you know that most surgical procedures can now be performed with a laser? Yes! That same tool that is used in human medicine has been adapted for use on animals. We have always made great efforts to lessen the discomfort to pets undergoing surgery. However, with new technology we can do even better.
Laser surgery makes it much better for several reasons:
- Less Pain
- Laser seals nerve endings: Lasers cut tissue with a beam of light, which seals the nerve endings so there is very little pain when your pet wakes up.
- Less Bleeding
- Laser seals blood vessels: Lasers also seal blood vessels as they cut so there is usually no need for bandaging after surgery.
- Less Infection, Swelling and Discomfort After Surgery
- Laser seals lymphatic vessels: Lasers seal the lymph vessels in the skin, which nearly eliminates much of the trauma associated with standard “cold steel scalpel” techniques.
- Faster Recovery