Here at Cornerstone Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer laser surgery.
Laser surgery uses a beam of a certain wavelength of light to cut tissue instead of using a scalpel blade. Because our surgeons are highly skilled, they can control the amount of light used, which gives them extreme surgical precision.
Many owners wonder why laser surgery is a good idea. There are many benefits. Patients suffer from less pain after surgery. There is less bleeding during surgery, which means fewer complications. The risk of infection is reduced when a laser is used instead of a scalpel.
There is less pain because the laser seals the nerve endings as it cuts, decreasing the pain impulses. By performing laser surgery, we are able to remove some tumors with just local anesthesia instead of having to use general anesthesia.
There is less bleeding because we also cauterize the ends as we cut with the laser. There is less infection because the laser beam heats up the tissues and destroys any bacteria that may be present.
We can use a laser during almost any soft-tissue surgery that we perform. We can use them when we do routine surgeries like spays and neuters, and we can also use lasers for tumor removals, eyelid surgeries, and other surgeries.
Our surgeons are highly skilled at laser surgery, offering only the most up-to-date procedures for our patients. It is our goal to ensure that our patients thrive after surgery with minimal postoperative complications.
Our practice always carries the latest technology to ensure that your pet receives the best care possible. Because of this, we are proud to treat patients using our CO2 laser. Unlike steel-blade scalpel-based techniques, there is no mechanical contact when we use the CO2 laser.
The CO2 laser will remove tissue with a highly focused infrared beam. The rapid absorption of the laser energy will instantaneously chip away at the soft tissue area. At the same time, it seals capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings. The size as well as the power of the laser beam can be adjusted for each patient.
We understand that this can be a stressful time for you and your pet. We are always here throughout the entire process for you and will answer any questions thoroughly. We never want you to feel confused about anything. We will always update you on how your pet is doing. Your pets’ health is our number one priority.
If you want to learn more about laser surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (254) 968-2233.