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In order to provide the best possible patient care, Eastwood Animal Clinic is proud to provide laser surgery as an option to our clients. Benefits of laser surgery versus traditional surgery with a scalpel include:
The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings as it cuts through tissue. This reduces the amount of pain the patient feels during and after surgery.
The CO2 laser beam cauterizes and seals small blood vessels as it cuts. This laser energy achieves hemostasis and provides the surgeon with a bloodless surgical field in most procedures.
There is no physical contact between the laser and the surgical region, eliminating the tearing and bruising of tissue associated with traditional surgical methods. Lymphatic vessels are also sealed.
Laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively eliminating microorganisms.
As a result of all of the above, laser surgery provides the benefit we appreciate the most: a quicker recovery for your pet.
Laser surgery is especially beneficial for feline declaws, anal sac removals, neuters, entropion surgeries, and tumor removals. Be advised that use of the surgical laser is at the doctor's discretion. If you would like to request use of the surgical laser for your pet's procedure, please call for more details.
For more information on laser surgery, visit http://vet.celasers.com/surgical-small/
(Surgical laser being used to perform a feline declaw)