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Levan Road Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. Surgical procedures performed include soft tissue as well as orthopedic surgeries.

Our surgical services and facilities include:

  • Animal technicians with an LVT degree — fully licensed throughout the state of Michigan
  • Oxygen saturation and blood pressure monitoring
  • Anesthetic technician devoted solely to the anesthesia needs of your pet for the entire procedure, from induction through recovery
  • Availability of laser surgery leading to faster healing time and less pain
  • Assurance that rigid AAHA standards for surgery have been met, giving you the confidence your pet is receiving the best of care while out of your presence
  • Assistants and technicians trained in monitoring pain/pain management to ensure that your pet is as comfortable as possible during recovery
  • Fully trained veterinary and technical staff, ensuring the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures
  • Comprehensive blood testing, both diagnostic and monitoring

We are pleased to offer laser surgery as an exciting new option for safe, comfortable treatment. In many procedures, the laser can replace the scalpel and provide a better alternative to traditional surgery.

What is a laser?
A laser is a device that produces an extremely powerful and concentrated beam of light. In fact, our surgical laser creates a beam that is even more powerful than a similarly-sized beam leaving the surface of the sun.

How does laser surgery work?
The laser has a unique ability to vaporize or “erase” tissue. The laser can be used to make incisions, as well as to erase unhealthy tissue. The laser is so precise that we can selectively remove only a few cells at a time. The laser seals nerve endings, so patients are much more comfortable after surgery. Not only does the laser kill any bacteria in its path, it also seals the lymph nodes, so there is much less swelling post-operatively.

Benefits of Laser Surgery

  • Less pain and swelling promote a quicker recovery
  • Less bleeding
  • Simplifies surgery, and may reduce the length of anesthesia time
  • Sanitizing effect of the laser beam reduces the risk of infection
  • Less trauma for your pet

Is laser surgery appropriate for my pet?
A laser can perform a wide variety of surgical procedures on cats, dogs, and other animals. Your veterinarian will be able to tell you if your pet is a candidate for laser surgery, and will help you decide if this is the best treatment option for your pet.

When your pet requires surgery of any kind, you can rest assured that he or she is in good hands at Levan Road Veterinary Hospital.