Case Studies

co2 laser excision of skin tumors

CO2 laser excision of skin tumors

By David D. Duclos, DVM, Dipl. ACVD | March 2014

The CO2 laser gives the surgeon the opportunity to make smaller, precise incisions from which to remove tumors with enough skin preserved to close the incision without grafting or significant movement restriction in the patient.

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surgical co2 laser demystified

Surgical CO2 Laser Demystified

By Peter Vitruk, PhD | January 2013

Flexible fiber CO2 laser surgery can be easily learned by any skilled veterinary surgeon. Advances in handpiece technology and fast return on investment make CO2 laser surgery enjoyable and affordable as never before.

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co2 laser assisted castration

CO2 Laser–Assisted Castration

By William E. Schultz, DVM | September 2013

The surgical CO2 laser allows for an almost completely bloodless surgical castration procedure with a rapid and uneventful recovery.

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fibrosarcoma in a goldfish treated with co2 laser

Fibrosarcoma in a goldfish treated with CO2 laser

By Jacques-Marie Leclerc, DVM | November 2013

Romeo, a 5-year-old goldfish who lives alone in a 20-liter aquarium, was brought in for a consultation regarding a mass located close to the distal part of the dorsal fin. The mass had been evolving for a few weeks, during which there were no noted changes in Romeo’s behavior.

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vulvoplasty using the co2 laser

Vulvoplasty Using the CO2 Laser

By William E. Schultz, DVM | June 2013

The numerous advantages of CO2 laser surgery— minimal hemorrhage, excellent visibility of the surgical site, precision and control over the amount of tissue removed and reduced post-op swelling— are invaluable in veterinary gynecology.

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Noel Berger laser surgery

CO2 Lasers Useful Everyday for Every Surgeon

By Noel A. Berger, DVM, MS | December 2012

Any surgeon of any experience level with an interest should be able to excel in its use with a minimal investment of time and effort. It gives the surgeon confidence that the end result of her work will be a less painful, less swollen, pleasant appearing incision.

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co2 laser surgery standard of care

CO2 laser Surgery: Standard of Care

By John C. Godbold Jr., DVM | March 2012

CO2 lasers have become a standard of care in veterinary surgery. Delivering the ideal wavelength (10.6 µm) for all soft tissue surgery, CO2 lasers provide increased precision and result in reduced hemorrhage, swelling, pain and tissue trauma. CO2 lasers also facilitate many laser-improved and laser-specific procedures.

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co2 laser beneficial in oncologic surgery

CO2 Laser Beneficial in Oncologic Surgery

By Barbara R. Gores, DVM, Dipl. ACVS | July 2012

Cancer is one of the most common causes for mortality in companion animals, affecting one in two pets over the age of 10. Surgery is still the most effective modality for the treatment of cancer because it can often provide an immediate cure or palliation of pain, with minimal and temporary side effects.

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co2 surgical laser for equine veterinarians

CO2 Surgical Laser for Equine Veterinarians

By Robert Fleck, DVM | September 2012

I have been using lasers (CO2 and diode) in my equine-only practice for the last six years. I have discovered many uses that have immensely expanded my surgical and therapeutic capabilities.

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the co2 laser assisted no gauze spay

The CO2 laser-assisted no-gauze spay

By Masahiro Seki, DVM, DABLS | February 2013

At our small animal clinic we perform multiple surgeries a day. Our routine usage of Aesculight surgical CO2 laser allows for greatly simplified soft-tissue surgeries, such as femoral head osteotomy and enucleation surgery and ovariohysterectomy (OHE) described in detail in this article.

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