LASER SURGERY AT KINGSBROOK ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Laser surgery is an advanced surgical tool that greatly reduces the swelling associated with traditional surgery. The benefits of laser surgery include: less pain, less bleeding, less swelling and discomfort, and a decreased chance of infection. Unlike traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors, the light from the laser beam gently removes the tissue, making laser surgery a favorable method for many veterinary surgical procedures.
HOW DOES LASER SURGERY WORK?
The laser produces a powerful beam of light that seals small blood vessels and nerve endings as it cuts. The device is so precise, it can selectively remove a few cells at a time, as the laser beam seals small blood cells and nerve endings as it cuts, which significantly simplifies the surgical procedure. The laser beam also kills bacteria in its path, resulting in less post-operative swelling and infection. We can use the device to make a unique bloodless incision, as well as to remove unhealthy tissue such as tumors, without excessive loss of blood typical of conventional scalpel based surgery.