Plains Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary laser surgery, as well the most advanced veterinary surgical procedures, to our patients in the Zachary and Baton Rouge areas of Louisiana. Our experienced doctors recommend using a laser for surgery whenever possible, as laser surgery offers numerous benefits over traditional scalpel procedures. The laser is less painful, as the heat from the laser seals nerve endings as it cuts. Less bleeding occurs when our capable doctors use a surgical laser. As the laser makes the incision, it also cauterizes blood vessels, resulting in less blood loss. The laser also makes infection after the surgery less likely, as the heat kills bacteria on contact. Finally, recovery time is much faster due to the reduced pain and bleeding associated with laser surgery.
Laser surgery can be used in many general procedures including spays and neuter surgery, growth removal, declaw surgery, tumor removal, and orthopedic surgery. If your pet is facing a surgical procedure, ask one of our caring doctors at Plains Veterinary if laser surgery is appropriate for your furry family member.