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

What is a laser?
A laser is a device the 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.  There are many exciting uses for lasers in medicine, manufacturing, space exploration, research, telecommunications, and for military applications. Years of experience in veterinary and human medicine went into the design of our laser, which was made specifically to provide superior care for pets.

What is laser surgery?
Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue.  When we use the laser, only an intense beam of laser light touches your pet, which minimizes the pain, swelling, and bleeding often associated with surgery.

How does laser surgery work?
The laser has the 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 lymphatics, so there is much less swelling post-operatively.

What are the advantages to laser surgery?
We are proud to be a veterinary hospital that provides the many advantages of laser technology to our patients.  Now your pet can benefit from the same properties of a laser that human patients have experienced for over twenty years; less pain, swelling, and discomfort after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner.  Our practive has mad this substantial investment in order to offer you the best possible healthcare for your pet.

Is laser surgery appropriate for my pet?
A laser can perform a wide variety of surgical procedures on cats, dogs, birds, 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.