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CO2 Laser Surgery: Standard of Care

CO2 Laser Surgery: Standard of Care | Laser Surgery | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers have become a standard of care in veterinary surgery.
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JakeLapiana's comment, February 21, 2014 8:44 AM
8.) Laser surgery is used on birds and other exotic animals, and it is even used on large animals. Animals such as horses and cows have thick skin which requires higher powered lasers to perform surgery. Robert Fleck, DVM from Woodinville, Washington said "I don’t know how I could go back to a pre-laser practice situation.”
JakeLapiana's comment, February 21, 2014 8:47 AM
9.) Lasers are also very important for performing surgeries on felines. It especially helps in performing feline onychectomy, which is a surgery that removes cats' claws. Laser surgery greatly reduces the bleeding an pain that cats experience from the surgery. It also speeds up the recovery process.
JakeLapiana's comment, February 21, 2014 8:54 AM
10.) Laser surgery helps veterinarians greatly in tumor removals. It makes the job a lot easier and safer. Instead of having to focus on controlling bleeding, the vet can concentrate on doing a better job and removing all of the tumor tissue. The laser allows for a much more accurate removal of the tumor.
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Veterinary Laser Surgery. Benefits of unique CO2 laser-tissue interaction. Information for pet owners about surgical laser procedures and Aesculight veterinary lasers.

Veterinary Laser Surgery. Benefits of unique CO2 laser-tissue interaction. Information for pet owners about surgical laser procedures and Aesculight veterinary lasers. | Laser Surgery | Scoop.it
Veterinary Laser Surgery. Surgical procedures greatly benefit from unique laser-tissue interaction
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JakeLapiana's comment, February 12, 2014 1:52 PM
2.) The lasers used by veterinarians are different from the lasers used in eye surgery and lasers used to cut bones. It has different wavelength from other lasers. The main laser that is used is the CO2 laser. The CO2 laser is the most widely used soft tissue laser.
JakeLapiana's comment, February 12, 2014 2:12 PM
3.) The laser benefits patients because it causes less pain and bleeding. The laser seals blood vessels and nerve endings. It kills bacteria, allowing for a more sterile surgery. There is also a reduced recovery time due to less bleeding and swelling.
JakeLapiana's comment, February 12, 2014 2:16 PM
4.) The veterinarians are benefitted because the laser makes the surgery simpler and adds less risk. The reduced bleeding allows for a clearer area of surgery because blood does not get in the way. The time it takes to complete surgeries is reduced because of more precision and control.
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Use of Lasers in Veterinary Medicine

Use of Lasers in Veterinary Medicine | Laser Surgery | Scoop.it
By Kenneth E. Bartels With the increased use of lasers in veterinary medicine during the past 20 years, the perception that the medical laser is a “tool in search of an application” is out of date.  Initially, the cost of […]
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JakeLapiana's comment, February 14, 2014 2:25 PM
5.) Medical lasers used to be unpopular in the Veterinary field because of high cost. But eventually lasers became popular because veterinarians finally saw how much the benefits outweighed the disadvantages. The lasers were marketed by other veterinarians in magazines, meetings, and educational settings. Because of this, they eventually became widely used.
JakeLapiana's comment, February 17, 2014 2:24 PM
6.) It is important that veterinarians use the lasers right not only to protect themselves, but the patient as well. They must use their knowledge to make sure they use the lasers correctly and efficiently. There are a lot of things that go into using the lasers the right way.