Laser Surgery and Therapy

Laser Surgery and Therapy

Laser Surgery and Therapy

Laser Surgery and Therapy


Laser Surgery

The term "laser" originated as an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation". A surgical laser generates an intense beam of coherent light that cuts, seals or vaporizes tissue. This invisible beam of light vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. The doctor precisely controls the laser beam, resulting in a thin layer of tissue being removed. The surrounding areas are unaffected.

Laser surgery has many benefits over classic scalpel surgery. The most important of those include faster healing, less blood loss (controlled bleeding), sterilization of the tissue (reduced risk of infection) and less post-surgical pain (quicker recovery time).

LFAH Uses:

  • Spay

  • Neuter

  • Nail Trim for very overgrown dog nails

    • Cauterizes quick to trim back farther than able with nail trimmers

  • Tumor removal

    • Specifically helpful with oral and eyelid tumors and any tumors with lots of blood vessels

  • Ferret Adrenalectomy

  • Stenotic Nares (narrow nostrils)

  • Lick Granulomas


Laser Therapy

Laser therapy can be combined with traditional medication to alleviate pain, reduce healing times, and decrease relapses of acute and chronic diseases. If your pet is feeling pain, has inflammation, or a wound, the laser is sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing, from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide relief and speed healing. We commonly use the therapy laser after surgeries and dental extractions for pain management.

The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, much like you would experiencing a massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Eye protection will be worn by the laser operator and anyone in close proximity to the laser probe. We also provide doggles to protect our patient’s eyes during treatments.

Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. For some chronic patients, multiple joints will be treated during one laser treatment session. Please contact us if you have questions about laser therapy in your pet