Case Studies


Flexible fiber CO2 laser—a definitive instrument for tongue surgery

laser tongue surgery bellows

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   April 2017

The ability of the CO2 laser to coagulate tissue during incision is especially valuable for tongue surgeries. See five clinical cases that exemplify the use of a flexible fiber CO2 laser for tongue surgeries.

Elongated soft palate resection with a flexible fiber CO2 laser

laser elongated soft palate in dogs

By William E. Schultz, DVM   |   March 2017

Resection of the elongated soft palate with a CO2 laser results in decreased postoperative pain and reduced edema, inflammation and scarring.

How to remove aural polyp with flexible-fiber CO2 laser

laser aural polyp

By Boaz Man, DVM   |   February 2017

The primary benefit of the laser ablation procedure includes virtual elimination of bleeding while ensuring full visualization of the polyp and confirmation of the successful ablation.

Give CO2 laser a try with oral ulceration

co2 laser Oral ulcerations

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   January 2017

When faced with a patient that has an ulcer, the CO2 laser is a wonderful instrument to help eliminate pain and aid in the healing process.

Soft-tissue CO2 laser veterinary surgery

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By Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys, DABLS   |   December 2016

Veterinarians choose the CO2 laser because its unique wavelength is optimal for cutting or coagulating the water-rich soft tissue.

Excise keratoacanthomas with CO2 laser

laser Infundibular keratinizing removal

By Andrea Cannon, DVM   |   November 2016

Surgical excision using a scalpel is not practical as it requires longer anesthesia, wide excisions and sutures. Learn how an Aesculight CO2 laser may be used to excise numerous infundibular keratinizing acanthomas.

Use CO2 laser on gingival enlargement

laser gingival enlargement

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, and Elizabeth McMorran, DMV   |   October 2016

Laser gingivectomy allows precise removal of excess tissue and simultaneous hemostasis with less discomfort compared to use of a scalpel.

Chronic feline stomatitis? Try extraction, CO2 laser

laser cat stomatitis

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   September 2016

We have used the Aesculight CO2 laser in most of our chronic stomatitis cases. The laser’s ease of use and efficacy have proven the benefit of Aesculight in hundreds of cases.

Use CO2 laser to excise trichoblastoma

trichoblastoma laser excision

By Christopher Winkler, DVM, DABLS   |   August 2016

The laser offered excellent hemostasis, and complete excision went without complication or damage to the underlying vessels. The removal of the mass was expected to be curative.

CO2 laser can treat many feline ailments

Cat Laser Surgery

By Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Dipl. ABVP   |   July 2016

See several examples of how CO2 lasers are used in cat surgeries. Examples include: lesions in difficult places, stenotic nares, entropion, and ceruminous gland adenomas.

How New York vet learned to love lasers

how new york vet learned to love lasers

By Anya Glazkova, PhD   |   June 2016

In this interview, Dr. Winkler offers his view of the numerous clinical benefits of laser surgery and shares his journey toward becoming a laser veterinarian.

Comparison of the Influence of CO2-laser & Scalpel Skin Incisions on Surgical Wound Healing Process

co2 laser vs scalpel healing

By L. Miguel Carreira and Pedro Azevedo   |   June 2016

This study evaluates the influence of CO2 laser and scalpel skin incisions on the surgical wound healing process.

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