We’re pleased to offer our patients the many benefits of laser surgery as an alternative to traditional procedures performed with a scalpel. Laser surgery involves the use of a concentrated CO2 laser beam, which seals blood vessels and nerves as it cuts through tissue. Laser surgery is ideal for removing growths and tumors, particularly around the face and mouth where heavy bleeding is a concern. Your Overton Veterinary Hospital veterinarian can advise you if laser surgery is appropriate for your pet’s condition.
Laser Surgery Benefits
Laser surgery offers many advantages, including the following:
- Reduces bleeding and post-op swelling
- Reduces risk of infection
- Faster recovery
- Decreases post-op pain
- Greater precision for surgeons
- Minimal damage to unaffected areas
- Less anesthesia may be required
- Minimizes scar tissue
Keeping your pets safe during any surgical procedure is our top priority. For toy breeds and any at-risk patients, we recommend the use of sevoflurane, an inhaled anesthetic that is very well tolerated and results in faster wake-up times. We monitor all pets in our care receiving anesthesia at all times using SurgiVet® monitoring equipment.
Laser surgery isn’t always an option, so we also perform traditional surgical procedures that require the use of a scalpel for both soft tissue and orthopedics.Your Overton Veterinary Hospital veterinarian will recommend the best course of action for your pet’s specific injury or condition. And we’re always happy to answer any questions you have regarding our surgical methods and anesthesia protocols.
Please call us if you have any questions about our surgical capabilities or to discuss your pet’s condition.