They’re photogenic and popular on social media – but brachycephalic dog breeds, such as pug or bulldogs, often suffer from serious breathing problems. More and more are having surgery. Check…
Westlake Animal Hospital in Austin, TX, put together a great video explaining the stenotic nares and soft palate procedures. The video also goes over the benefits of the procedure and…
Three months prior to the surgery described here, a 10-year-old female spayed tortoiseshell cat was presented for a large swelling in the neck. Approximately 300 cc of clear, thin, amber fluid was aspirated, and a representative sample was sent to an outside diagnostic laboratory for fluid analysis, the results of which were unremarkable.
VetScalpel CO2 lasers are very versatile and will fit the needs of any multi-specialty veterinary practice. The laser comes with interchangeable handpieces that are custom tailored for specific veterinary specialties….
The use of a CO2 laser to correct elongated soft palates offers many benefits over conventional methods such as scalpels, scissors or electrosurgical units.
Resection of the elongated soft palate with a CO2 laser results in decreased postoperative pain and reduced edema, inflammation and scarring.
The primary benefit of the laser ablation procedure includes virtual elimination of bleeding while ensuring full visualization of the polyp and confirmation of the successful ablation.
The CO2 laser greatly enhances ear canal surgery by minimizing bleeding and providing good visualization of the anatomical structures during the procedure.