CO2 Laser emmiting infrared light at 10,600nm, has an exceptional absorption by the water normally found in soft tissue. The electromagnetic energy produced vaporizes the intracellular water instantly, ablating the cells, with a minimal thermal damage to the surrounding tissue.
Laser applications in Veterinary Surgery are numerous, such as in Ophthalmology (entropion, distichiasis, ectopic cilia, chalazion, eyelid tumors), ENT (stenotic nares reduction, soft palate resection, tonsillectomy, tumors, nasal planectomy),
Dentistry (gingival hyperplasia, epulis removal, oral tumors, glossectomy, feline lymphocytic gingivitis-stomatitis),
General Surgery (mammary gland tumors, amputations, onychectomy, mass removal).
THE ADVANTAGES OF CO2 LASER TECHNOLOGY ARE:
Decreased post-operative pain and discomfort along with enhanced wound healing in specific soft tissues with large amount of small vessels and capillaries, like the oral tissue, pharynx, tonsils, larynx, nose, ears.
Hemostasis, decreased intra-operative bleeding, as the Laser seals small blood vessels and capillaries.
Decreased post-operative swelling, due to the sealing of lymphatic vessels.
Bactericidal effect in the bacterial population of the surgical site, sterilization of the surgical field means lesser demand for prophylactic antibiotic treatment.
Adequate surgical precision and control due to hemostasis and enhanced visibility in the operation field.
THE ADVANTAGES FOR THE OWNER (AND THE PET)
Less pain and irritation at the surgical wound, meaning better recovery for the pet and less stressful for the owner.
Less post-operative complications.
Increased survival rate for exotic pets, where loss of blood can be fatal.
We will be very happy to assist you and inform you weather your pet can be operated with the Laser.