Laser Surgery Consultation
At your Consultation, we will complete an exam of your cat or dog, discuss the procedure at length, and go over the estimate of cost for treatment/surgery.
With the CO2 laser, our surgeries are shorter, simpler and more effective.
Is laser surgery appropriate for my pet?
A laser can perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. Your veterinarian will be able to tell you if your pet is a candidate for laser surgery, and will help you decide if this is the best treatment option.
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Real Review of the CO2 Laser
"Our puppy had a small incision and only felt a bit icky for two days. We would most definitely recommend the laser surgery to other pet owners. We feel that it was less painful and less stressful for our puppy. Overall, it was wonderful!"
- Kimberly T.
Book a Laser Surgery Consultation
Fill out our form to schedule a consultation with Drs. Katherine Green, DVM and Kyra Marsigliano, DVM.
When do we use the CO2 Laser?
- Laser Spay & Laser Neuter
- Total Ear Canal Ablations
- Mastectomies (removal of breast tumors)
Oral Masses & Tongue Lesions
Tumors, Cysts & Skin Tags
- Mass Removals (lipomas and some internal organs)
- Vulvoplasty (episioplasty)
- Gingival Hyperplasia (overgrowth of gum tissue around the teeth)
- Cystotomies (for bladder stone removal)
- Entropion (eyelid lifts)
- Enucleations (eye removals)
- Aural Hematomas (blood within the cartilage of the ear and the skin)
- Stenotic Nares (pinched or narrowed nostrils)
- Soft Palate Resection (improve breathing)
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (skin cancer)
- Ceruminous Gland Adenomas (tumors of the earwax glands)
The CO2 Laser is standard for all of our surgical procedures at Intracoastal West Veterinary Hospital.
The surgical CO2 laser allows for near bloodless surgical procedures with rapid and uneventful recovery.
The CO2 Laser is extremely successful and used for incision, excision, vaporization, ablation, and coagulation of soft-tissue in many veterinary general surgical procedures.
Why Laser Surgery?
Minimized bleeding, reduced risk of infection, less post-operative pain, swelling and discomfort, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner.
Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush soft tissue, while a powerful, concentrated laser beam has the unique ability to instantly vaporize or “erase” unhealthy tissue, as well as make incisions.
The laser minimizes pain, swelling, and bleeding often associated with surgery. The beam simultaneously kills any bacteria in its path (i.e. bactericidal effect). Also, during CO2 laser surgery, only an intense beam of laser light touches the tissue, which reduces the risk of potential post-operative infection even more. While cutting, ablating or coagulating tissue, the laser seals capillaries, small blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerve endings. Sealed nerve endings mean more comfort for the patient after surgery, and sealed lymph nodes mean less swelling post-operatively.