Providing Laser Surgery to Edmonton & Stony PlainWhat is laser surgery & why use it?
A laser is an intense beam of light. When doing surgery we can use this light beam to cut through skin and other tissues.
As we move the laser through the tissue the light beam’s heat seals the nerve endings resulting in less pain. The same light energy also caps small blood vessels resulting in less bleeding. A laser doesn’t push down on the tissue as it cuts so there is no crushing or bruising resulting in less swelling.
Many procedures that can be done with a traditional scalpel can be done with a laser. Special procedures that often bleed a lot with traditional scalpel surgery are well suited to laser surgery.
Spays, neuters, and lump removals are all routinely done at the clinic. Stenotic nares surgeries for Pugs, Shih Tzus, and other short nosed breeds, is another surgery that may be done by laser. Some facial surgeries such as eyelid and facial fold surgeries may also be simpler with a laser.
In all surgical cases, a consult with our veterinarians is the best way to decide on a custom surgical plan that suits the needs of your pet. Please contact us for more information!
All breeds of dogs and cats may benefit from laser surgery over traditional blade surgery for routine procedures.
Short nosed dog breeds (brachycephalic breeds) such as Pugs, Shih Tzus, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Lhasa Apsos, and others are all prone to facial fold dermatitis, stenotic nares, entropion, and other conditions that require surgery to repair.