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Important Facts About Laser Surgery

  • Albert Einstein first postulated laser energy in 1917
  • Surgical and therapeutic use of lasers for human medicine began in the 1960's
  • Veterinary medicine was introduced to lasers in the 1980's
  • The surgical laser has improved the treatment of many disease states previously treated with a scalpel or electrosurgical unit
  • Stoneridge Animal Hospital is equipped with a 30 Watt CO2 Cutting Edge Laser
  • The laser energy produced seals nerve endings and small blood vessels as it incises or ablates tissue which results in less pain, less bleeding, and less swelling, all leading to a quicker recovery for the patient

We are proud to offer laser surgery as a progressive new option for our clients who want the safest and least painful treatment for their pets.

Long used in human healthcare, laser technology is a proven service with multiple applications.  Only recently have veterinarians turned to laser surgery, and we are proud to be on the leading edge of advanced animal care.

In many cases, laser surgery can be extremely beneficial over traditional surgery.  Your veterinarian will discuss whether laser surgery is the best option for your pet.

The Benefits

Less Pain - The laser seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue.  Your pet will feel less pain after surgery.

Less Bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, resulting in less bleeding and quicker procedures.

Less Swelling - With laser technology, only light comes into contact with the tissue, causing minimal swelling

Extreme Precision - The laser enables the veterinary surgeon to only affect or remove the target tissue, leaving the healthy surrounding tissue untouched.

Reduced Risk of Infection - The high heat of laser energy kills bacteria and microorganisms as it moves through diseased areas, reducing the chance of infection.

Quicker Recovery - For all of the above reasons, your pet is likely to feel less discomfort after surgery, and return home to normal activities sooner.

How it Works

A laser is an intense beam of light.  Using an instrument that allows it to be precisely controlled, the laser beam replaces the traditional scalpel.

Laser energy instantly vaporizes the water found in tissues, allowing it to "cut" or essentually remove an extremely small area of tissue.  The energy seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it moves through tissue, resulting in less bleeding, less swelling, less pain and virtually no trauma to the surrounding tissue.

Laser Surgery Applications

  • Removing lumps and bumps
  • Spays and neuters
  • Feline Declaws
  • Anal Saculectomy
  • Dewclaw removal
  • Epulis removal
  • Gingival hyperplasia
  • Stenotic Nares
  • Soft palate resection
  • Lateral/Medial approach to the stifle
  • Entropion
  • Ear Crops
  • Tail docking
  • Others

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