Aesculight is always pleased when colleagues gather to share advanced surgical techniques. Recently David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, traveled to Sweden to share his surgical expertise in utilizing the Aesculight laser…
Dr. Dismukes tells her story of becoming a laser veterinarian, the advantages of Aesculight CO2 laser surgery, and she provides five clinical case examples.
Dr. Duclos used a CO2 laser to save the claws of a dog by removing only the fibroadnexal hamartomas tumors and left as much of the normal skin as possible, allowing closure of the surgical site.
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.