There are many ways that veterinary medicine is similar to human medicine, and the benefit of laser surgery is no exception. A laser is a surgical tool that uses highly-concentrated light to make an incision, as opposed to a traditional scalpel. A surgical procedure performed with a laser is normally much less painful than a scalpel, as the heat from the laser seals nerve endings as the opening is made. There is also less bleeding when using a laser, as blood vessels are cauterized instead of cut, eliminating much of the blood loss associated with surgery. Finally, there is a reduced risk of infection when performing laser surgery, as the heat from the laser eliminates bacteria it encounters.
Dr. Sandifar prefers to perform laser surgery on her patients, due to the benefits listed above. If your pet is facing a surgical procedure, schedule a surgery performed by a laser at Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital.