Case Studies

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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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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Bowenoid in situ carcinoma in cats: CO2 laser treatment

By David D. Duclos, DVM, DACVD | October 2018

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.

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Soft tissue laser dentistry science, safety, and education

Soft tissue laser dentistry science, safety, and education

By Noel Berger, DVM, MS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; and Peter Vitruk, PhD | September 2018

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…

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What a veterinary surgeon needs to know

What a new CO2 laser surgeon needs to know: A graduate’s take

By Cameron Henke, DVM, and Paul Sessa, DVM | August 2018

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.

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Dog Cherry Eye

Surgical CO2 laser corrects a common canine eye condition

By Noel Berger DVM, MS, DABLS | May 2018

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.

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CO2 laser surgery for the treatment of elbow follicular cysts in the dog

By David Duclos, DVM, DACVD | April 2018

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.

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