Case Studies

the co2 laser assisted no gauze spay

The CO2 laser-assisted no-gauze spay

By Masahiro Seki, DVM, DABLS | February 2013

At our small animal clinic we perform multiple surgeries a day. Our routine usage of Aesculight surgical CO2 laser allows for greatly simplified soft-tissue surgeries, such as femoral head osteotomy and enucleation surgery and ovariohysterectomy (OHE) described in detail in this article.

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surgical co2 laser demystified

Surgical CO2 Laser Demystified

By Peter Vitruk, PhD | January 2013

Flexible fiber CO2 laser surgery can be easily learned by any skilled veterinary surgeon. Advances in handpiece technology and fast return on investment make CO2 laser surgery enjoyable and affordable as never before.

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noel berger laser surgery

CO2 Lasers Useful Everyday for Every Surgeon

By Noel A. Berger, DVM, MS | December 2012

Any surgeon of any experience level with an interest should be able to excel in its use with a minimal investment of time and effort. It gives the surgeon confidence that the end result of her work will be a less painful, less swollen, pleasant appearing incision.

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laser wavelength

Soft Tissue Cutting with CO2 and Diode Lasers

By Peter Vitruk, PhD | November 2012

CO2 laser light’s ability to ablate and cut the waterrich soft-tissue with maximum precision and minimal collateral thermal effects makes it a true “What you see is what you get” surgical laser with a short learning curve and a great variety of uses in general surgery.

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veterinary co2 laser surgery in japan

Introducing Veterinary CO2 Laser Surgery in Japan

By Masahiro Seki, DVM, DABLS | October 2012

My experience with CO2 laser for surgery at our hospital is in sync with how laser surgery is practiced in North America. It is a new and pioneering concept, however, in Japan, where until now laser diodes were promoted for soft tissue surgery.

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co2 surgical laser for equine veterinarians

CO2 Surgical Laser for Equine Veterinarians

By Robert Fleck, DVM | September 2012

I have been using lasers (CO2 and diode) in my equine-only practice for the last six years. I have discovered many uses that have immensely expanded my surgical and therapeutic capabilities.

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co2 laser beneficial in oncologic surgery

CO2 Laser Beneficial in Oncologic Surgery

By Barbara R. Gores, DVM, Dipl. ACVS | July 2012

Cancer is one of the most common causes for mortality in companion animals, affecting one in two pets over the age of 10. Surgery is still the most effective modality for the treatment of cancer because it can often provide an immediate cure or palliation of pain, with minimal and temporary side effects.

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co2 laser surgery dermatologic applications

CO2 Laser Surgery: Dermatologic Applications

By David D. Duclos, DVM, Dipl. ACVD | June 2012

In most dermatologic surgical procedures using CO2 lasers, no sutures are required and no post-operative care is needed. The pet does not bother the lesions because the nerve endings are sealed by the CO2 laser, and thus little to no pain is present after the surgery.

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co2 laser surgery standard of care

CO2 laser Surgery: Standard of Care

By John C. Godbold Jr., DVM | March 2012

CO2 lasers have become a standard of care in veterinary surgery. Delivering the ideal wavelength (10.6 µm) for all soft tissue surgery, CO2 lasers provide increased precision and result in reduced hemorrhage, swelling, pain and tissue trauma. CO2 lasers also facilitate many laser-improved and laser-specific procedures.

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