Did you know that laser surgery is used to treat pets?
Laser beams, like visual light, are types of electromagnetic radiation. It’s just that the energy of a laser beam is concentrated on a specific point so that it can cut or destroy tissue very precisely.
Compared to traditional methods, laser surgery can result in less blood loss, which is crucial in very small animals. It can also accelerate healing, lower the risk of infection and reduce postoperative pain. Veterinarians use laser surgery for skin lesion removal, dental procedures, anal sac resection — the list goes on. In particular, it’s great for treating lesions that are tough to access, like removing masses between toes.
Laser surgery is just one more tool that’s pushed the envelope of veterinary surgical therapy.