Ozark Veterinary Clinc remains on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and surgery by offering laser surgery. The surgical laser is not to be confused with our therapy laser.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation. It is a device that generates a beam of light energy at a specific wavelength. The most commonly used surgical laser is the carbon dioxide laser. The wavelength of the carbon dioxide laser beam is absorbed into the water found in skin and other soft tissue, vaporizing the cells, thereby cutting tissue. The laser is superior to stainless steel scalpel blades for many procedures.
Benefits of Surgical Laser:
- Less Pain – The laser seals nerve endings as it cuts. So the patient will have less pain.
- Less Bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery and speeds up surgery by minimizing bleeding.
- Sterilization - The laser sterilizes the surgical site as it cuts. Bacteria and viruses are vaporized by the laser during laser surgery.
- Precision - The beam direction and power can be controlled precisely to remove thin layers of tissue and produce minimal side effects on the surrounding healthy tissue.