The use of the CO2 laser in mastectomy surgery allows the veterinarian to prevent some potential complications. The hemostatic capacity of the laser helps maintain intra-operative visualization of the surgical site and shortens the surgery time by reducing bleeding and the time spent on maintaining the site blood-free.
While cutting, the laser creates hemostasis; the absence of bleeding ensures excellent visibility and enables the surgeon to remove the meibomian adenoma quickly, with high precision and great cosmetic outcome.
There are some important things to consider when selecting a surgical veterinary laser including the delivery system, laser modes and power output, laser tube technology and cooling system, and learning about the company and the warranties available.
In ventral abdomen surgery, the CO2 laser offers numerous advantages over the conventional steel blade. Mainly, it is the precision of the cut and the ability to seal blood vessels along the incision.
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.
Stenotic nares are a key component of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Elective surgical intervention at an early age can minimize and sometimes completely eliminate clinical signs of BOAS. CO2 laser surgical correction of stenotic nares is simple and easy and yields a very gratifying cosmetic result.