Case Studies

Comparing lasers and scalpel incisions

Comparison of the Hemodynamic Response in General Anesthesia between Patients Submitted to Skin Incision with Scalpel and CO2 Laser

By L. Miguel Carreira, R. Ramalho, S. Nielsen, and P, Azevedo | October 2017

Results indicate that the use of CO2 laser in surgery surpasses the conventional scalpel, by lowering the nociceptive system stimulation, decreasing the autonomic nervous system activity and stabilizing the hemodynamic clinical signs, which in turn promote reduced anesthetic consumption and thus offer greater safety to the patient.

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laser Infundibular keratinizing removal

Excise keratoacanthomas with CO2 laser

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.

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laser gingival enlargement

Use CO2 laser on 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.

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trichoblastoma laser excision

Use CO2 laser to excise trichoblastoma

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.

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Cat Laser Surgery

CO2 laser can treat many feline ailments

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.

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