The CO2 laser provides the surgeon with the superior ability to control the fluence by easily changing spot sizes, power settings and to switch between continuous wave to SuperPulse modes; because of this the surgeon has excellent control to remove abnormal tissue and to avoid unnecessary damage to healthy adjacent structures. This laser benefit is especially prominent in delicate areas, such as eyelids.
David D. Duclos, DVM, a board-certified veterinary dermatologist, has more than 20 years of experience with CO2 laser surgery. As the first veterinarian who has used VetScalpel, the newest 45 Watt surgical CO2 laser system with 30 Watts of SuperPulse, Dr. Duclos shares his unique insight.
The article gives a comprehensive background on the condition and presents a case study where a 3-year-old Doberman pinscher was treated by Jason Pieper, DVM, of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Doberman pinscher had cysts between his toes on all four paws. Dr. Pieper used a flexible-fiber CO2 laser to safely remove the cysts.
Just released video presentations from the 2018 American Laser Study Club’s Inaugural Symposium. Wonderful opportunity to own presentation video recordings from leading laser veterinarians.
Watch as David Duclos, DVM, DACVD, removes a benign cutaneous growth from a 12-year-old female, spayed pit bull terrier dog mix using his VetScalpel CO2 laser by Aesculight. The laser surgery was performed under only local anesthesia.
In my clinic, I use the flexible hollow waveguide fiber CO2 laser to surgically remove soft tissue growths. This technology allows ablating tumors quickly, providing control over intraoperative bleeding. Another benefit of laser surgery is that there is no need to close the surgical site in case of superficial cutaneous lesions. Moreover, the laser allows treating multiple lesions during a single visit, as in one of the cases described in this article.
Why is LESS best with the Aesculight CO2 Laser? This video covers the main benefits that Aesculight CO2 laser surgery provides for both pets and veterinarians.
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…