Cloquet Animal Hospital has a surgical laser that can be used in place of a scalpel blade for most surgeries.
What are the advantages to laser surgery?
Less Pain - Laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through the tissue. Your pets experience less pain post-operatively.
Less Bleeding - The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows your doctor to perform surgeries with extraordinary precision. This also speeds some procedures reducing the amount of time for anesthesia.
Less Swelling - Laser energy does not crush, tear, or bruise because only a beam of intense light comes in contact with the tissue.
What does this mean for my pet?
Reduced risk of infection - The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that cause infection.
Precision - The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse affects to healthy surrounding tissue.
Quick return to normal activities - Recovery is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort.