Jeffersonville Veterinary Laser Surgery
Minimizing Stress & Maximizing Recovery Speed
While surgeons have been using lasers on humans since the 1960s, they are a relatively modern development for veterinary procedures. At Eastside Animal Hospital in Jeffersonville, we are happy to offer state-of-the-art surgical laser technology. Rather than using a scalpel to cut into your furry friend, a laser uses a certain wavelength to cut tissue. This enables our highly skilled veterinary surgeons to control the wavelength’s power and have extreme precision during the procedure. Due to this, laser surgery is often safer and less painful.
We utilize our laser equipment for a variety of veterinary surgical procedures including:
- Cyst removal
- Dental surgery
- Eyelid surgery
- Spay and neuter
- Tumor removal
The Benefits of Laser Surgery
Because the laser’s wavelength essentially vaporizes the tissue it touches, it allows veterinary surgeons to cut with extreme precision—much more than they would have using a scalpel.
Other benefits of laser surgery over traditional surgery include:
- Less infection risk: Due to the high temperatures produced by the laser, it effectively eliminates any microorganisms and thus acts as an antibacterial agent.
- Less swelling: Because the only contact during the procedure is between the laser and the surgical region, it eliminates any tearing or pressure on the skin that might cause bruising. The laser also helps seal any lymphatic vessels in the area.
- Less bleeding: A laser is useful because it seals and cauterizes blood vessels as it cuts, which stops the flow of blood. This lack of blood enables the veterinary surgeon to have a clearer view of the region.
- Less pain: When the laser cuts through tissue, it seals any nerve endings in the area, which reduces any pain your pet feels during and after the surgery. This also allows for reduced anesthesia during the procedure.
All of these benefits combine to allow for quicker recovery, so your pet will be back to normal in no time.
“The vets have all been fantastic: knowledgeable, caring, and informative.”- Kim Parish
“Everyone at Eastside was so personable, and it was very clear they really loved animals!”- Mary Rademaker
“They were extremely thorough in figuring out what was with my little furry one.”- Dylan Adams