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.
VIDEO – BBC special on Sea Turtle Surgery with a Flexible Fiber CO2 Laser
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My surgical laser has been one of the best investments in my 35 years of practice. It has proven to be a constant source of income while separating my practice from others that do not offer laser surgery. The ability to drastically reduce pain, swelling and hemorrhage is invaluable.
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...laser surgery offers better hemostasis and visibility, less post-operative swelling, and decreased post-operative pain. In certain procedures, better hemostasis and visibility will reduce overall surgical time. As more clients and owners become familiar with...
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