Part 1: Stenotic nares repair with a CO2 laser. Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) is a progressive disorder of the upper airway characterized by primary anatomical abnormalities that increase resistance to airflow and result in restricted breathing.
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.
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.
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!
Feline bowenoid in situ carcinoma (BISC), also known as multicentric squamous cell carcinoma in situ, is an uncommon premalignant neoplasm histologically similar to Bowen’s disease in humans. BISC lesions are marked by irregular epidermal and follicular hyperplasia with hyperkeratosis and full-thickness epidermal dysplasia.
By Noel Berger, DVM, MS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD For The Education Center Originally Published In Veterinary Practice News, September 2018 –Download as a PDF Surgical lasers…
We all understand that in a veterinary clinic, time is money, and this is where the CO2 laser comes in so handy. The concept of minimizing oozing and bleeding allowing for better visualization of tissue planes and the surgical field has maximized my efficiency as a new surgeon.
Chinese shar pei suffering from stenotic nares as well as a severe bilateral entropion of both upper and lower eyelids and from the very heavy and excessive facial folds on her scalp.
This article shows a successful cherry eye procedure using a CO2 laser in a modified version of Morgan’s (1993) pocket technique that has a reported 95 percent success rate. This is one more adaptation of a surgical CO2 laser used in an accepted surgical technique that improves upon existing surgical standards to provide even better patient care.
In this article, a surgical CO2 laser was used to treat a dog’s elbow follicular cysts. Follicular cysts are caused by keratin trapped in a hair follicle, and they are often associated with swelling, inflammation, pain, and secondary infection. This laser procedure can ablate multiple layers of cysts and adjacent hair follicles with minimal bleeding and minimal thermal damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.