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Urogenital

dog laser bladder surgery

Using CO2 laser cystotomy to remove urinary bladder polyps in a dog

By Jakub Kaczmarek, DVM | August 2019

Due to high vascularity, good visualization during a surgical procedure can be difficult. The CO2 laser provides very good and safe hemostasis during this type of procedure. Combined with other benefits (such as reduced inflammation and postoperative pain among others), the laser is a great tool, allowing both surgeon and patient to benefit.

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prolapsed vaginal hyperplasia laser surgery

Removal of prolapsed vaginal hyperplasia

By William E. Schultz, DVM | January 2019

Belle, a two-year, nine-month-old Cane Corso, had a history of a prolapsed vaginal hyperplasia at her last cycle and it repeated at the current cycle. It was decided to remove the prolapsed hyperplastic tissue with the laser.

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Laser Feline Perineal Urethrostomy

Feline Perineal Urethrostomy

By William E. Schultz, DVM | December 2018

Although not as often as in the past, cats still develop urinary obstruction and urethrostomy is necessary. During a conventional scalpel procedure, visualization may be compromised due to hemorrhage from several areas. Therefore, in our clinic, we utilize our Aesculight CO2 laser for this procedure.

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laser bladder mass winkler

CO2 laser excision of a bladder mass

By Christopher Winkler, DVM, DABLS | May 2017

A CO2 laser cauterizes blood vessels up to 0.5 millimeters in diameter as it incises, allowing excellent visualization of the tissues as the surgery proceeds. The precise incision and hemostasis control the laser provides are especially valuable when care must be taken to watch out for and preserve delicate structures.

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co2 laser paraphimosis

How to use CO2 laser for 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.

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co2 surgical laser for equine veterinarians

CO2 Surgical Laser for Equine Veterinarians

By Robert Fleck, DVM | September 2012

I have been using lasers (CO2 and diode) in my equine-only practice for the last six years. I have discovered many uses that have immensely expanded my surgical and therapeutic capabilities.

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