Surgery has multiple roles to play in oncology, including prevention, diagnosis, palliation, and cure, either alone or as an adjunct to other oncological therapies. The carbon dioxide laser can be a handy surgical tool to perform these roles.
Paul Sessa, DVM, shares the highlights of his transition from the older generation surgical CO2 laser to a newer, higher power surgical laser platform based on flexible fiber beam delivery with tipless handpieces.
Cherokee, a 2-year-old male Irish setter presented for intermediate congenital entropion of the left bottom lid. It was decided to surgically correct the entropion with the Aesculight CO2 laser.
The CO2 laser allowed for operating in a highly vascular area with virtually no bleeding for this 6-week-old golden retriever. With the degree of cleft involving the premaxilla and the nares, the hemostasis provided by the laser enabled precise incisions and tissue removal.
Surgical case involving a ferret with numerous neoplastic lesions that were surgically managed using the laser. Aesculight Flexible Waveguide Surgical CO2 lasers help us achieve more precise results with less blood loss, less tissue trauma and therefore less pain and inflammation.
Using the Aesculight CO2 laser makes gingivectomies and epulis removal surgeries bloodless and the recovery uneventful. Learn how to use the laser to perform these procedures.
In my practice a flexible fiber CO2 surgical laser is used daily. Whether for dermal neoplasia, any soft tissue surgery, laparotomies or orthopedics, I request its use. Learn about the many clinical benefits of CO2 lasers in exotic for veterinary practices.
The Aesculight CO2 laser became the most-used piece of equipment in my practice. It imparts an immediate perception of expertise and it helps depict our practice as progressive, and it serves as a symbol of our commitment to providing the highest level of service.
The use of the CO2 laser in mastectomy surgery allows the veterinarian to prevent some potential complications. The hemostatic capacity of the laser helps maintain intra-operative visualization of the surgical site and shortens the surgery time by reducing bleeding and the time spent on maintaining the site blood-free.