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We are proud to be one of the few Veterinary Hospitals in Australia to provide the many advantages of CO2 Laser Surgery to our patients.
Now your pet can benefit from the same properties of a laser that human patients have experienced for over 20 years.
Our practice has made this substantial investment to offer you the best possible healthcare for your pet.
What is Laser Surgery?
Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue.
When we use the CO2Laser only an intense beam of laser light touches your pet which minimises the pain, swelling and bleeding often associated with surgery.
How does Laser Surgery Work?
The CO2 Laser has the unique ability to vapourise or erase tissue.
It can be used to make incisions as well as erase healthy tissue.
The CO2 Laser is so precise that we can selectively remove only a few cells at a time making it ideal for even the most delicate surgery.
It also enables the veterinarian to operate on lesions in difficult places such as inside the nose and mouth and on delicate tissue around the eyes.
The video below 👇 shows a dog having a lump removed using the Laser Scalpel
Benefits for Your Pet
- Less Pain: The CO2 Laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, resulting in less post-operative swelling and pain. Your pet experiences a far more comfortable post-operative recovery
- Reduced risk of infection: Sanitising effect is one of the unique features of the CO2 Laser beam. It efficiently destroys bacteria in its path. Also CO2 Laser surgery is performed in a non contact mode – the laser tip does NOT touch the target tissue during surgery, which minimises the risk of infetion even more
- Faster recovery time: Reduced risk of infection, less bleeding, pain and swelling, less time under anaesthesia, often allows the patient a speedy recovery after the surgery and pets walk, eat, drink and play much sooner than after conventional scalpel surgery.
Laser surgery can be used for many different conditions to include:
- Lump removals – mammary gland tumours – tumours inside the mouth
- Aural Haematomas
- Brachycephalic Airway surgery for – Bulldogs – Pugs – Frenchies
- Desexing surgery and more
The Aesculight CO2 Laser enables the veterinarian to operate on lesions in difficult and delicate places such as inside the mouth and nose and eyelids.
A rapidly expanding use of the CO2 Laser technology is in the removal of unsightly warts and cysts. Many pet owners were previously reluctant to subject their pets to the trauma of surgery, even for these minor procedures.
Now they can be performed quickly and easily with very little pain.
Watch the video below 👇 showing snippets of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway surgery on one of our patients. Again notice the distinct lack of bleeding.
Is Laser Surgery appropriate for my pet?
The CO2 Laser can be used to perform a variety of surgical procedures on all animals.
We can advise and help you decide whether this is the best treatment option for your pet during a consultation.
Will it cost more than Traditional surgery?
Yes – Laser surgery does come with an extra price tag to compensate for the use of the equipment however, this is often offset by the shorter surgery time as well as time spent tying off blood vessels as is necessary during traditional scalpel surgery.
For some delicate procedures it may eliminate the need to place stitches as the blood vessels are cauterised at the same time.
If you want to find out more about Laser surgery, please feel free to reach out to our concierge team via Email