CO2 Laser Surgery
It is a device that generates a beam of light energy at a specific wavelength. It cuts and seals the nerves and blood vessels at the same time. It has made small nodules on the eye , warts, skin tags and other small skin lesions easy to remove without the needs for sutures. It has made surgery for bradycephalic breeds to open of the nose and trim an elongated soft palate much easier.
There is no blood and no extreme swelling of the soft palate which makes the surgery less likely to have post operative complications. CO2 laser has made many different types of surgeries easier and safer.
What are the benefits of laser surgery for my pet?
There are three major advantages of laser surgery when compared to traditional stainless steel surgical scalpels, which are:
• decreased pain
• reduced bleeding and blood loss
• reduced risk of infection