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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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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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co2 laser surgery dermatologic applications

CO2 Laser Surgery: Dermatologic Applications

By David D. Duclos, DVM, Dipl. ACVD | June 2012

In most dermatologic surgical procedures using CO2 lasers, no sutures are required and no post-operative care is needed. The pet does not bother the lesions because the nerve endings are sealed by the CO2 laser, and thus little to no pain is present after the surgery.

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laser removal of anal glands

Laser Removal of Anal Glands

By William E. Schultz, DVM | July 2013

The ability to visualize the surgical field without hemorrhage and the enhanced dissection afforded by using a surgical laser speeds up the procedure and causes much less trauma to sensitive perineal tissues.

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