Case Studies


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.

Chronic feline stomatitis? Try extraction, CO2 laser

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

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

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

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

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.

How to use CO2 laser for paraphimosis

By William E. Schultz, DVM   |   May 2016

The CO2 laser provides control of intraoperative hemorrhage, which preserves good visibility of the operatory field which is crucial in urogenital surgery due to the rich vascularization of the area.

Using CO2 laser on acral lick granulomas

By Ray Arza, DVM   |   April 2016

A CO2 laser provides precise control, less trauma to tissue, virtually no bleeding intraoperatively, and laser energy effectively kills bacteria at the surgical site, thus reducing the risk of infection.

Laser surgery according to Dr. Don Noah

By Alex Vitruk   |   March 2016

An interview with the late Dr. Noah, an Air Force veteran, ‪‎veterinarian‬, business owner, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

How to ablate canine vertical ear canal with CO2 laser

By William E. Schultz, DVM   |   February 2016

The CO2 laser greatly enhances ear canal surgery by minimizing bleeding and providing good visualization of the anatomical structures during the procedure.

CO2 laser can excise ear, perianal growths

By Christopher Winkler, DVM, DABLS   |   January 2016

Simba, an 11-year-old male toy poodle, presented with a history of chronic otitis externa, a growth in the left ear canal, and perianal masses. An Aesculight CO2 laser was used to excise the growths.

Performing canine episioplasty with CO2 laser

By Ray Arza, DVM   |   December 2015

Episioplasty performed with a flexible hollow waveguide CO2 laser is an effective procedure to treat perivulvar dermatitis associated with excessive skin folds surrounding the vulva.