Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer laser surgery as an exciting new option for safe, comfortable treatment. In many procedures, the laser can replace the scalpel and provide a better alternative to traditional surgery.
What is a Laser?
A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light at a specific wavelength.
How does a Laser work?
The way a particular laser works is determined by the specific wavelength of light that it produces. For example, the most commonly used surgical laser is a CO2 laser which produces an invisible beam of light that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because we can precisely control the laser, only a thin layer of tissue is removed, leaving the surrounding areas unaffected.
Why Laser Surgery?
Less Pain - Laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue. Your pet feels less pain post-operatively.
Less Bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows your doctor to perform surgeries with extraordinary precision. This also speeds some procedures reducing the need for anesthesia.
Less Swelling - Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because only a beam of intense light contacts the tissue.