Therapeutic Laser (K-laser)
Our k-laser, or therapeutic laser, is offered for all surgeries as well. Our k-laser system helps in many other cases for our clients including arthritis, pain management, burns, muscle pain, and much more. The laser system works with specific wavelengths of light by increasing circulation, drawing nutrients to the affected area, and reducing pain, swelling, inflammation, and stiffness. Most clients see great improvement in their pets almost immediately, while some need just a few treatments. For our surgery patients, there is an easier recovery from pain. There is no pain with the k-laser, only the occasional warmth felt from the laser light. The k-laser has helped many pets feel better and given them less worry about coming to our clinic after surgery!
If you have any questions about our surgical services or to schedule your pet, give us a call today!
We can use a laser during almost any soft-tissue surgery that we perform. We use them when we do routine surgeries like spays and neuters, and we can also use lasers for tumor removals, eyelid surgeries, and other surgeries. Laser surgery allows us to do complex surgeries that might otherwise need to be referred to specialists.
Laser Surgery Benefits
- Less pain after surgery. There is less pain because the laser seals the nerve endings as it cuts, decreasing the pain impulses.
- Less bleeding during surgery, which means fewer complications. There is less bleeding because we also cauterize the ends as we cut with the laser.
- Risk of infection is reduced when a laser is used instead of a scalpel. There is less infection because the laser beam heats up the tissues and destroys any bacteria that may be present.
- Able to remove some tumors with just local anesthesia instead of having to use general anesthesia. This reduces the recovery time needed by your pet.