Here is another life-saving CO2 laser surgery on a goldfish. Family turns to veterinary laser surgery to treat ailing goldfish By Carly Q. Romalino – Published December 14, 2016 in USA Today Article Summary Winston, an 11-inch fantail goldfish had a quarter-sized tumor removed by Colin McDermott, VMD, of Mount Laurel Animal Hospital using an Aesculight […]
By F. A. (Tony) Mann, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC | April 2015
Surgery has multiple roles to play in oncology, including prevention, diagnosis, palliation, and cure, either alone or as an adjunct to other oncological therapies. The carbon dioxide laser can be a handy surgical tool to perform these roles.
This BBC special features a flexible fiber CO2 laser surgery on a sea turtle. Large skin tumors caused by fibroma pillomatosis are excised with the laser beam. The video highlights the key points of the CO2 laser surgery, such as non-contact cutting (to prevent contaminating the wound) and excellent hemostasis.