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Laser Surgery: The Process and Benefits
A laser is a device that generates a concentrated beam of light that can cut, vaporize or seal tissue. It is an acronym for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. Laser surgery is a highly valued method in veterinary medicine. It has benefits for both the patient and surgeon. The laser beams seals nerves endings as it cuts through tissue and reduces pain during and after surgery. Since it seals small blood vessels as it cuts, it provides the surgeon with a bloodless surgical field. There is also no contact between the surgical region and the laser itself. This eliminates tearing of tissue and reduces swelling. The energy from the laser acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures and destroying microorganism. This reduces the risk of infection. Reduced pain, bleeding, swelling and inflammation all contribute to a faster recovery for your pet.
Lasers come in different modalities, each designed for a particular need and procedure. YAG, diode, CO2 and other types are used in veterinary medicine. The CO2 laser is often used. It has a specific wavelength and emits high affinity for the intercellular water of cells. The water of cells is absorbed and it can cut, vaporize and coagulate tissue. It results in an extremely precise tissue incision. Laser surgery can be used for cats, dogs, horses, reptile and many other animals. It can be used for specialized internal procedures, declawing, removal of tumors and more.
Laser technology has been helping veterinarians safely and effectively treats pets since the 1960s. It is a well proven technology that is readily adopted by veterinarians worldwide to improve pet patient care.
Greenfield Veterinary Clinic: Veterinarian Serving Greenfield and Milwaukee Areas
Greenfield Veterinary Clinic is your go-to veterinarian serving Greenfield and Milwaukee areas for pet laser surgery. When your companion requires surgery, it can be bit frightening. Prior to surgery, we carefully screen pets with pre-surgical blood work, and we tailor anesthetics to your pet. At Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, we carefully monitor your pet during surgery. We provide the same level of patient monitoring as you would receive in a hospital. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we monitor your pet using EKG, pulse oximetry, temperature monitoring and respiratory monitoring. We believe in maximizing your pet’s comfort during and after laser surgery and offer a safe pain management plan with medications.
Contact Our Greenfield and Milwaukee Veterinarian
After surgery, your pet will wake up to warm blankets and a friendly, caring smile. Our veterinarian will review the procedure with you and send you home with detailed, understandable aftercare instructions. We are always happy to answer any of your questions and address your concerns, even after you leave and go home. At Greenfield Veterinary, we treat pet owners and pets just like family. If your pet needs to be neutered, declawed or requires another surgical procedure, give us a call and schedule an appointment today at 414-282-5230.