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As a clinician who utilizes a laser – would you like to incorporate more laser surgeries into your practice? The new “Clinical Atlas of CO2 Laser Surgery Procedures 2013 Edition” can help laser surgeons learn how to better utilize their lasers, perform more laser surgeries, and in effect increase their revenues from laser surgery. The atlas also includes information about laser safety, CO2 laser-tissue interaction and most efficient surgery techniques.
About the author:
Dr. John C. Godbold, DVM, is a world-renowned expert and teacher of CO2 laser surgery.
He has led hundreds of laser surgery workshops, wet-labs, and CE meetings through-out the U.S. and Europe.
The Atlas also features contributions from seven other prominent laser surgeons: Ray Arza, DVM; Daniel M. Core, DVM; Jeff Goodall, DVM; David Helland, DVM; C. Carr Hyatt, DVM; Jacque Marie Leclerc, DVM; and Peter Lukasik, DVM.
Clinical Procedures (Step-by-step slide shows and videos)
Ano-Uro-Genital Procedures (8)
- Anal Sac Excision – Closed Technique
- Anal Sac Excision – Open Technique
- Cystotomy – Transitional Cell Carcinoma Ablation
- Feline Perineal Urethrostomy – Traditional
- Feline Perineal Urethrostomy – Modified
- Perianal Adenoma
- Preputial Stricture
Miscellaneous Soft-Tissue Procedures (11)
- Abscess Incision and Drainage
- Digital Fibroma Excision
- Liver Biopsy
- Sebaceous Cyst
- Toenail Lasing
- Elbow Hygroma
- Lick Granuloma
- Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Oral Procedures (9)
- Acanthomatous Epulis
- Lingual Plasmacytoma
- Oral Mucosal Hyperplasia
- Tissue Sculpting
- Feline Stomatitis
- Gingival Hyperplasia
- Oral Fibrosarcoma
- Sublingual Sialocele
Respiratory Procedures (8)
- Laryngeal Paralysis
- Nasal Hyperkeratosis
- Soft Palate Resection
- Stenotic Nares – Feline
- Laryngeal Saccule Eversion
- Nasal Planum Resection
- Stenotic Nares – Canine
Ear Procedures (4)
- Aural Hematoma
- Cerumen Gland Adenocarcinoma
- Ear Canal Polyp
- Ear Crop
Eye Procedures (10)
- Cherry Eye
- Feline Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Eyelid
- Indolent Ulcer
- Laser Keratectomy
- Eyelid Melanoma
- Feline Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Third Eyelid
- Lacrimal Punctotomy
- Meibomium Gland Tumor
Oncological Procedures (9)
- Basal Cell Tumor Ablation
- Mammary Lumpectotomy
- Melanocytic Nevus
- Tumor Excision and Ablation – Ear Cartilage
- Incisional Biopsy
- Sebaceous Hyperplasia – Adenoma
Orthopedic Procedures (5)
- Dewclaw Amputation
- Gerbil Tail Amputation
- Stifle Imbrication – Laser Assisted
- Tail Amputation
- Toe Amputation
Reference Articles (7)
- Laser Settings
- Tips and Tidbits to Make Your Laser Easier To Use
- Why Using Your Laser Should Be Non-Optional
- Standardized Recording System For Hollow Waveguide CO2 Surgical Laser Settings
- SuperPulse – Is it Really Super?
- The Sticky Question – Which Tissue Adhesive Should I Use?
- Through The Handpiece: A Focused Look at CO2 Laser Delivery Systems
New Developments for CO2 Lasers
- The First Tipless Handpiece for Hollow Waveguide Lasers
- Tipless Handpiece Video
The procedures in the Atlas reflect the diversity of applications in which a CO2 laser can be used in a small animal veterinary practice. All surgeries were done with CO2 lasers with flexible hollow waveguide delivery system.
The recommended wattages, focusing tip sizes and wave forms are safe starting points for beginning veterinary surgeons. The materials in the atlas are not a replacement for in depth training in laser physics, laser safety, and applications of veterinary CO2 laser surgery.