In laser surgery, a highly focused laser bean can efficiently cut or ablate (either vaporize or chip away) the living tissue. When we use laser to make an incision, the surgery site doesn’t bleed and it creates a pain free incision site because it seals the small nerve endings. As it seals (welds capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics and nerve endings) it becomes significantly more beneficial to both patients and surgeons.
LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is an opto-electronic device that produces highly concentrated light rays. Laser power may range from milliWatts (in CD drives and laser pointers) to dozens of Watts (industrial and medical applications) and over trillions of Watts (pulsed lasers in scientific and military applications).
Does your pet have a superficial tumor or a “Lick Ulcer” on their leg that won’t go away? These are perfect for the cutting laser. We can give your pet a mild sedative and remove that mass easily and very often it doesn’t even require sutures. Because the Laser cuts the nerves and seals the blood vessels, there is no post operative pain, no bleeding and your pet will be comfortable while it heals. We have used this extensively on senior pets without general anesthesia. Many pets have dozens of small papillomas or sebaceous cysts and they can all be removed without general anesthesia.