The Advantages of Laser Surgery for Your Pet
Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital offers a laser surgery option for many of our surgical procedures for both dogs and cats. Unlike traditional surgical methods, the laser option offers the following benefits:
- Reduced Pain — Lasers cut tissue with a beam of light, which seals the nerve endings so there is very little pain when your pet wakes up.
- Less Bleeding — The blood vessels are sealed by the laser as they cut so there is usually no need for bandaging after surgery.
- Decreased Swelling — Using a laser seals the lymph vessels in the skin, which nearly eliminates any swelling after surgery.
- A "No Touch" Surgical Technique — Lasers cut without touching any tissue which eliminates much of the trauma associated with standard techniques.
- Faster Recovery — Less bleeding, less pain, and less swelling means that pets undergoing laser surgery generally recover faster with fewer side effects.
The laser option is available for many surgical procedures, including Feline Declaws and Spays and Neuters. Please ask us and we will let you know if the laser option is right for your pet's surgery.
*The laser option may also be requested or required by your veterinarian for the optimal benefit for your pet.