Cat And Dog Laser Surgery At Animal Oasis Of The Rockies
You may have a firm understanding of just how beneficial surgery can be for pets, from preventing unwanted pregnancies to easing painful conditions and even saving lives. Veterinary medicine has advanced to a point where surgery can be performed not with traditional scalpels, but with lasers. This latest technology allows for a smoother, easier surgery experience than ever before, and we're happy to offer cat and dog laser surgery here at Animal Oasis Of The Rockies in Broomfield.
How does a Laser work? A laser is determined by the specific wavelength of light that it produces. 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.
As a result of this progressive approach to surgery, your pet feels less pain post-operatively. 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.
The Many Advantages of Dog and Cat Laser Surgery
There are times when pets must or should undergo some form of surgery. Your dog or cat may need spay or neuter surgery, exploratory surgery, dental surgery, orthopedic surgery, or internal emergency surgery to improve their health. As helpful as these procedures may be, they inevitably involve a certain amount of tissue damage, pain, and bleeding from the incisions. Large incisions from surgical scalpels can also require considerable recuperation time. Modern dog and cat laser surgery greatly reduces these side effects and consequences. Some advantages of this method include:
- Less tissue damage: Our CO2 laser can make finer incisions that any metal scalpel, vaporizing only the smallest amounts of tissue required. This leaves smaller post-surgical wounds for quicker, easier, and less painful recovery.
- Less bleeding: A surgical laser cauterizes the wounds that it makes, sealing off small blood vessels and reducing bleeding and bruising.
- Less nerve pain: Surgical lasers seal off nerves as well as blood vessels. As a result, your pet may experience less nerve pain or other neurological side effects from the surgery.
Our Veterinarian Provides State-of-the-Art Pet Laser Surgery
Our veterinarian, Dr. Huber, can tell you all about the technology and benefits of our CO2 surgical laser when you bring your pet in for a pre-operative evaluation. We keep you clued in on every phase of the proposed procedure while also making certain that your pet is a good candidate for surgery. All of your animal’s surgical and anesthetic procedures are performed with tremendous attention to detail from beginning to end. Once your pet is recuperating, we can offer medications and home care advice to enhance the amazingly speedy, smooth recovery made possible by pet laser surgery.
Contact Our Animal Hospital in Broomfield Today
You don't have to dread veterinary surgery when your pet has access to the advanced techniques and skills at Animal Oasis Of The Rockies. Call our animal hospital in Broomfield today at 720-830-6715 to learn more.