Watch this 6 minute PBS NOVA scienceNOW special about pet fish surgery and the growing market for veterinary aquatic specialists. This special features Gregory Lewbart, MS, VMD, DACZM, a professor of aquatic animal medicine at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Hospital. In the video you will learn from Dr. Lewbart about some of the many advances he and his colleagues at NC State have brought to veterinary aquatic medicine, including the first goldfish CO2 laser surgery with a Luxar laser. This special was originally aired in 2005, and since then the CO2 laser surgery has become the standard of care for soft-tissue surgeries in all animals.
VIDEO – Fish Laser Surgery
What Veterinarians Are Saying
The carbon dioxide laser is a very effective tool for treating diseases of the perianal region. The skin of the perianal region is thin and sensitive… the laser offers a “no touch” method of excising these lesions, which helps to decrease post-operative discomfort and irritation... the laser is...
We’ve gone all-laser. We dropped using a blade altogether.
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