Laser Sugery

oberlin-laserLong used in human health care, laser surgery has proven to be a safe and effective option for surgery. In recent years, this safer and least-painful option has become available for animals as well. Oberlin Animal Hospital is proud to offer this service.

Laser surgery is a preferred option for many procedures, such as:

  • Cyst removal
  • De-claw
  • Soft palate procedures
  • Tumor removal
  • Removal of skin tags and more

Your doctor will discuss with you whether laser surgery is the best option for your pet.
 

How Laser Surgery Works

In laser surgery, an extremely intense beam of light replaces the traditional scalpel. Laser energy vaporizes the water in the tissues and allows it to remove extremely small areas, while instantly sealing nerve endings and blood vessels as it goes. This means less pain, less bleeding, and less overall trauma for the patient than traditional surgery.
 

What Are the Benefits of Laser Surgery?

In addition to less pain and less bleeding, there are other benefits to laser surgery, as well:

  • Extreme precision – Due to the exceptionally small focus of the laser, your surgeon is able to target only the affected tissue and leave the surrounding healthy tissue untouched.
  • Less swelling – Because only light contacts the tissue, swelling is minimal.
  • Reduced risk of infection – The high heat of the laser actually destroys bacteria and micro-organisms as it goes, reducing risk of infection.
  • Quicker recovery – Laser surgery reduces the discomfort your pet feels after surgery, and speeds her return to normal life.