Dr. Sue Chen of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists on the television show Animal ER on the Nat Geo WILD channel, is presented with two green sea turtles covered with tumors caused by the fabropapilloma-associated turtle herpesvirus. Dr. Chen will use a flexible fiber surgical CO2 laser to remove the tumors. “It’s the only hope for getting the turtles ready for a return to the wild.”
VIDEO – Turtles in Trouble – Prepping for Laser Surgery
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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...
Timothy L. Holt, DVM and Fred A Mann, DVM, MS
oft Tissue Application of Lasers”, Vet Clin Small Anim 32 (2002) 569-599, Elsevier Science (USA)
“I have previously used a CO2 laser by a different manufacturer. I am constantly impressed by how much of an improvement my Aesculight is over the other brand ... better power, less zone of damage, which leads to better, faster healing for my patients.
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