Village Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer laser surgery as a progressive new option for our clients who want the safest and least painful treatment for their pets.
Long used in human healthcare, laser technology is a proven service with multiple applications. Only recently have veterinarians turned to laser surgery, and we are proud to be on the leading edge of advanced animal care. In many cases, laser surgery can be extremely beneficial over traditional surgery. Dr. McCallister and/or
Dr. Herron will be glad to discuss whether laser surgery is the best option for your pet.
Less Pain – The laser seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue. Your pet will feel less pain after surgery.
Less Bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, resulting in less bleeding and quicker procedures.
Less Swelling – With laser technology, only light comes into contact with the tissue, causing minimal swelling.
Extreme Precision – The laser enables your surgeon to only affect or remove the target tissue, leaving the healthy surrounding tissue untouched.
Reduced Risk of Infection – The high heat of laser energy kills bacteria and micro-organisms as it moves through diseased areas, reducing the chance of infection.
Quicker Recovery – For all of the above reasons, your pet is likely to feel less discomfort after surgery, and return home to normal activities sooner.
How it works:
A laser is an intense beam of light. Using an instrument that allows it to be precisely
controlled, the laser beam replaces the traditional scalpel. Laser energy instantly vaporizes the water found in tissues, allowing it to “cut” or essentially remove an extremely small area of tissue. The energy seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it moves through the tissue, resulting in less bleeding, less pain and virtually no trauma to surrounding tissue.
Some of our recommended procedures for laser surgery are:
Feline Declaw – Cats that declawed using laser experience significantly reduces pain and swelling over the older, previous method. Laser declaw will soon become the only standard and accepted technique offering a humane and painless alternative to this otherwise painful surgery. In some states it is now the only approved option.
Canine and Feline Spay and Neuter – Routine surgeries such as spay’s and neuter’s can be less stressful and uncomfortable for our patients with the use of the laser. Even though we still use our pain management program, our patients are more pain free and comfortable following their surgery.
And much more.
Please contact our office with any further questions you may have.