What is laser surgery?
Laser technology introduces an innovative approach to many surgeries, and carries many benefits for the patient. Traditionally, surgery has been done using a scalpel blade to incise tissue, where laser scalpel technology can be used instead. In laser surgery, a highly focused laser beam is used to efficiently vaporize and cut through soft tissue, sealing capillaries and nerve endings along the way.
What are the benefits of laser surgery?
Less bleeding: the sealing of capillaries and small blood vessels creates less bleeding than contemporary surgery
Less pain: the sealing of nerve endings reduces pain associated with surgery, which means less discomfort during recovery
Reduced risk of infection: use of the laser scalpel has a sterilizing effect, as it efficiently kills bacteria in contact with the incision site
Reduced surgery time: laser surgery allows for added precision that may reduce the time it takes to complete a surgery, which shortens the time your pet will need to be under general anesthesia