Why is pet laser surgery used?
Laser surgery is a preferred method because it reduces bleeding, inflammation, and pain, while also ensuring a faster recovery time. It does this by sealing small blood vessels, nerve endings, and lymphatics as it cuts, unlike a conventional scalpel. Laser surgery is also a more sanitary alternative, since the device effectively kills bacteria and sterilizes the area. The recovery period for pet laser surgery typically lasts between 14 and 21 days, much shorter than that of traditional methods.
What do I need to know if my pet is having laser surgery?
Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is recommended for pets under the age of six, and required for pets age six and older. This is to ensure that your pet’s blood counts are normal and that his or her liver and kidneys can handle the anesthetic.
To further prevent adverse reactions to the anesthesia, vets typically recommend that you withhold food and water from your pet 8 to 10 hours before the surgery.
Using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, our team of professionals will continue to monitor your pet throughout the surgery, including pulse oximetry, electrocardiogram, and blood pressure.