Watch as veterinarians, Dr. Kudła and Dr. Nikolajdu-Kudła, perform life-changing surgery on a Boston terrier with breathing problems. This dog suffers from brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS), which is common in flat-faced dog breeds including Boston terrier, pug, and bulldog. The surgical procedures performed in this video are elongated soft palate resection and stenotic nares repair.
Dr. Kudła and Dr. Nikolajdu-Kudła will be presenting a lecture on BOAS at the upcoming American Laser Study Club Symposium held February 28, 29, and March 1, 2020, in Delray Beach, FL. Learn more at americanlaserstudyclub.org/symposium/speakers/#sv
Ziemowit Kudła, DVM, studied at Poland’s Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In 2004, he opened his own veterinary practice in his hometown of Bielsko-Biała, which he runs to this day with his wife, Anna Nikolajdu-Kudła, DVM. Looking for new solutions in veterinary medicine, Dr. Kudła purchased an Aesculight, the first CO2 laser offered in Poland. Since 2012, he has adapted all surgical procedures in his practice to laser surgery. Kudła is the author of several publications in the national press on the use of the Aesculight CO2 laser in veterinary practice. He has participated in many conferences, workshops, and courses as a speaker and participant, and lectured on the use of CO2 laser in veterinary surgery and on veterinary cardiology in Poland. He runs first-aid veterinary courses and courses for dog owners. In 2018, Kudła graduated from the Veterinary Anesthesiology School and received the veterinary anesthesiology technique (VAT) certification.
Anna Nikolajdu-Kudła, DVM, was born in Wrocław, Poland, in 1976. She studied at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2004, Dr. Nikolajdu-Kudła and her husband opened their own veterinary practice in Bielsko- Biała, Poland, which they continue to this day. Nikolajdu-Kudła works mainly in the fields of anesthesiology, hematology, and dermatology of dogs and cats. She is the author of several publications in the national press on hematology. Nikolajdu- Kudła has participated in many conferences, workshops, and courses as a speaker and participant, and lectured on the use of CO2 laser in veterinary surgery and on veterinary hematology in Poland. She runs first-aid veterinary courses and courses for dog owners. In 2018, she graduated from the Veterinary School of Anaesthesiology under the direction of Peter Kronen, Dipl. ECVA.
- “Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) in dogs – Part 1: Stenotic nares repair with a CO2 laser” by Ziemowit Kudła, DVM, VAT, and Anna Nikolajdu-Kudła, DVM
- Elongated Soft Palate Laser Surgery FAQ
- Stenotic Nares Laser Surgery FAQ