Case Studies

cat eye lid tumors co2 laser surgery

Treatment of eyelid tumors with a CO2 laser

By Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP | December 2019

This case illustrates the advantages of the CO2 laser for ablation of eyelid tumors. In addition to avoiding damage to lid margins, operating time is less than five minutes.

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laser distichia dog surgery

There’s something in his eye: CO2 surgical lasers for distichia

By Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, VMLSO | September 2019

In this case study, Dr. Winkler uses a VetScalpel CO2 laser to remove two distichiae from an Old English sheepdog. The procedure is quick, precise, and often curative. It offers the patient immediate relief and with minimal inflammation, hemorrhage, and scarring.

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dog laser bladder surgery

Using CO2 laser cystotomy to remove urinary bladder polyps in a dog

By Jakub Kaczmarek, DVM | August 2019

Due to high vascularity, good visualization during a surgical procedure can be difficult. The CO2 laser provides very good and safe hemostasis during this type of procedure. Combined with other benefits (such as reduced inflammation and postoperative pain among others), the laser is a great tool, allowing both surgeon and patient to benefit.

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All in a day’s work: CO2 surgical lasers for multiple procedures

By Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, VMLSO | June 2019

In my practice, I’m often asked by clients if I might get multiple things done in a single procedure. In patients like Winston, who presented for neuter, the opportunity to prevent worsening of both brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS) and a left third-eyelid gland prolapse should certainly be communicated and encouraged to the client.

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co2 laser in soft tissue surgeries science

Why CO2 laser performs well in soft tissue surgeries

By Peter Vitruk, PhD, MInstP, CPhys | February 2019

Laser surgery is in high demand by pet owners. Thousands of veterinarians around the globe have transitioned to CO2 laser surgery, as it has numerous clinical benefits for patients and brings additional revenues to the practice.

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prolapsed vaginal hyperplasia laser surgery

Removal of prolapsed vaginal hyperplasia

By William E. Schultz, DVM | January 2019

Belle, a two-year, nine-month-old Cane Corso, had a history of a prolapsed vaginal hyperplasia at her last cycle and it repeated at the current cycle. It was decided to remove the prolapsed hyperplastic tissue with the laser.

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Laser Feline Perineal Urethrostomy

Feline Perineal Urethrostomy

By William E. Schultz, DVM | December 2018

Although not as often as in the past, cats still develop urinary obstruction and urethrostomy is necessary. During a conventional scalpel procedure, visualization may be compromised due to hemorrhage from several areas. Therefore, in our clinic, we utilize our Aesculight CO2 laser for this procedure.

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periodontal veterinary laser

Periodontal surgery is improved using CO2 laser

By Noel Berger DVM, MS, DABLS | November 2018

Using a CO2 laser for oral surgery is a revolutionary concept today just as using digital imaging instead of emulsion technology was 20 years ago. It can be difficult to imagine going back to using chemistries to process radiographs, and it may be just as difficult to imagine using cold, hard steel for oral surgery instead of using a CO2 laser for oral surgery!

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