When you hear laser surgery, you may have the mental images of the “Star Wars’ Light Saber”, 3 to 4 feet long and able to cut through anything. In reality our veterinary laser, while just as cool as a light saber, is made specifically for making small, shallow cuts, while cauterizing/sealing soft tissue. Big Creek Pet Hospital was one of the first veterinary hospitals in Cleveland, OH to offer laser surgery about 20 years ago. We have done hundreds of veterinary laser surgery procedures for dogs, cats, and even some pocket pets.
The major benefits of laser surgery are due to the cauterizing/sealing effects. Some of the benefits for veterinary laser surgery include the following:
While there are significant benefits to using a laser for your pet’s surgery, our veterinarians will evaluate the procedure and determine if it is best for your pet. Some drawbacks of laser surgery include the following:
If your pet needs surgery, our veterinary team will discuss with you whether Laser Surgery will be used for your pet’s surgery. Some common Laser Surgery Procedures at Big Creek Pet Hospital include the following: