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.”
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I love my laser more than anything in the world. ... I am going to be doing more elongated soft palates, stenotic nares, and facial folds.
Adrienne K. Mulligan, DVM
Camp Verde Veterinary Clinic, Camp Verde, AZ
WHY CHOSE LASER? The answer is simple. Patients that have laser surgery experience dramatically less pain than with conventional surgery. CO2 lasers seal the nerve endings. Without the “raw” severed nerve, the patient feels little pain or discomfort. These...
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