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1. Why should I opt for the use of a laser for surgery for my pet?
Laser technology reduces trauma to your pet, shortens recovery, and often decreases the length of hospital stays for your loved ones.
A summary of the benefits the laser will provide you and your pet include:
2. What is a laser?
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light that can cut, seal or vaporize tissue.
3. What types of lasers are there?
Lasers come in a variety of styles, each suited for particular needs. CO2, diode, YAG and other types of lasers are all used in human and veterinary medicine. While no laser suits all applications, CO2 lasers are by far the most common.
4. What is a CO2 surgical laser?
The Carbon Dioxide (CO2) laser emits a colorless, infrared light at a specific wavelength, which has an extremely high affinity for the intercellular water of cells.
5. Are lasers new?
Laser technology has been helping doctors to safely and effectively treat patients since the early 1960's. The principles necessary for the concept of laser development date back to the early Nineteenth Century. The technology is well proven and it is now being adopted by veterinarians worldwide to improve patient care.
6. What types of procedures can a laser perform?