For multiple types of surgical operations, it’s not necessary to use a scalpel. Laser surgery for dogs and cats is a painless method that allows for faster healing and rehabilitation.
What does laser surgery for dogs and cats involve?
As its name suggests, laser surgery for dogs and cats involves using a laser to perform surgical operations.
This new technology offers superior performance compared to the scalpel. It is also safer and less painful for the pet. Among other procedures, it is used for tumor removal and other types of operations.
The carbon dioxide surgical laser has recently made its appearance in Quebec. It is now available for all our clients.
What are the advantages of laser surgery for dogs and cats?
Laser surgery for dogs and cats offers many advantages.
A less painful treatment
The laser neutralizes the contact with the nerve endings as it passes through them. This helps greatly reduce post-operative pain.
Lower risk of infection
The laser causes the tissues to overheat as it passes over the surgical site. This helps destroy all the microorganisms that are present. The laser doesn’t physically come into contact with the tissues, which helps greatly reduce the risk of infection.
The laser seals the small blood vessels as it makes the incision. This helps reduce bleeding considerably. The surgeon can therefore perform shorter operations with a lower risk of anaesthesia.
This technique works particularly for the sterilization of females and males, which tend to have more frequent bleeding. For tumor removal, controlling the bleeding makes it easier to see the tumor. This contributes to a better success rate.
Faster healing and recovery
Since the lymphatic vessels are sealed during the infection, the risk of swelling and bruising is much lower. Healing is therefore faster. The recovery is less painful, and the operation is more comfortable for the animal.
Safer and more precise
The focal point of the laser is located 2-3 mm from the tip. The operation is therefore safer and more precise. It only cuts the tissues targeted by the surgery.
Laser surgeries for dogs and cats at Hôpital Vétérinaire Roussillon
For over 25 years, Hôpital Vétérinaire Roussillon has offered a wide variety of services for your pets. If you need laser surgery for your pet, contact us right away. We will be pleased to answer all your questions.
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