Flexible fiber CO2 laser—a definitive instrument for tongue surgery

laser tongue surgery bellows

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   April 2017

The ability of the CO2 laser to coagulate tissue during incision is especially valuable for tongue surgeries. See five clinical cases that exemplify the use of a flexible fiber CO2 laser for tongue surgeries.

VIDEO – Mucosal Squamous Papilloma in Canine Penis Surgery

Mucosal Squamous Papilloma Surgery

Watch a video of mucosal squamous papilloma in canine penis surgery performed by Drs. Jakub Kaczmarek and Ramon Almela of AniCura in München, Germany.

Lisa McCann, DVM, assists Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, during surgery

winkler-mccann letter laser surgery

Lisa McCann, DVM, recently visited Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, to have a mass in her dog’s bladder removed via laser surgery. Dr. Winkler welcomed Dr. McCann to assist him during the laser surgery. Dr. McCann was so thrilled with the results and Dr. Winkler’s skills and knowledge, that she wrote Aesculight a letter.

Elongated soft palate resection with a flexible fiber CO2 laser

laser elongated soft palate in dogs

By William E. Schultz, DVM   |   March 2017

Resection of the elongated soft palate with a CO2 laser results in decreased postoperative pain and reduced edema, inflammation and scarring.

Give CO2 laser a try with oral ulceration

co2 laser Oral ulcerations

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP   |   January 2017

When faced with a patient that has an ulcer, the CO2 laser is a wonderful instrument to help eliminate pain and aid in the healing process.

Excise keratoacanthomas with CO2 laser

laser Infundibular keratinizing removal

By Andrea Cannon, DVM   |   November 2016

Surgical excision using a scalpel is not practical as it requires longer anesthesia, wide excisions and sutures. Learn how an Aesculight CO2 laser may be used to excise numerous infundibular keratinizing acanthomas.

Use CO2 laser on gingival enlargement

laser gingival enlargement

By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, and Elizabeth McMorran, DMV   |   October 2016

Laser gingivectomy allows precise removal of excess tissue and simultaneous hemostasis with less discomfort compared to use of a scalpel.

VIDEO – Elongated Soft Palate Laser Surgery

soft palete laser surgery

Frenchie, a female French bulldog, was presented with respiratory issues due to the brachycephalic syndrome. She had small nasal openings (stenotic nares) and an elongated soft palate.

Use CO2 laser to excise trichoblastoma

trichoblastoma laser excision

By Christopher Winkler, DVM, DABLS   |   August 2016

The laser offered excellent hemostasis, and complete excision went without complication or damage to the underlying vessels. The removal of the mass was expected to be curative.

Comparison of the Influence of CO2-laser & Scalpel Skin Incisions on Surgical Wound Healing Process

co2 laser vs scalpel healing

By L. Miguel Carreira and Pedro Azevedo   |   June 2016

This study evaluates the influence of CO2 laser and scalpel skin incisions on the surgical wound healing process.

How New York vet learned to love lasers

how new york vet learned to love lasers

By Anya Glazkova, PhD   |   June 2016

In this interview, Dr. Winkler offers his view of the numerous clinical benefits of laser surgery and shares his journey toward becoming a laser veterinarian.

How to use CO2 laser for paraphimosis

co2 laser paraphimosis

By William E. Schultz, DVM   |   May 2016

The CO2 laser provides control of intraoperative hemorrhage, which preserves good visibility of the operatory field which is crucial in urogenital surgery due to the rich vascularization of the area.