A safe alternative to traditional surgery.
Laser surgery is a safe alternative to traditional surgery. As the name implies, this particular type of surgery is performed using a highly focused, handheld laser beam.
Unlike traditional surgery, laser surgery vaporizes soft tissue while simultaneously cauterizing it. This reduces the time it takes to perform the procedure and efficiently kills any bacteria in its path.
When available, laser surgery is often preferable to traditional surgery for these reasons:
- Less pain and bleeding
- Decreased swelling
- Reduced risk of infection
- Increased precision
- Increased speed of procedure/decreased anesthesia time
- Quicker overall recovery
Although laser surgery isn’t right for every surgical procedure, more often than not, it is an available option. Procedures commonly performed with laser surgery include:
- Mass removals (including cysts, polyps, and tumors)
If you need to schedule pet surgery and you’d like to know if laser surgery is an option, reach out to us at (319) 366-0479.