Dr. Sue Chen of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists on the television show Animal ER on the Nat Geo WILD channel, is presented with two green sea turtles covered with tumors caused by the fabropapilloma-associated turtle herpesvirus. Dr. Chen will use a flexible fiber surgical CO2 laser to remove the tumors. “It’s the only hope for getting the turtles ready for a return to the wild.”
VIDEO – Turtles in Trouble – Prepping for Laser Surgery
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It is now fair to say that various surgical lasers have extended the operative precision, range, and morbidity reduction in small animal surgery. Equine upper airway surgery has also been revolutionized, and there are certainly many applications yet to be developed.
Stephen W. Crane, DVM
“Lasers in Medicine and Surgery”, Vet Clin Small Anim 32 (2002) xi-xii. Elsevier Science (USA)
I was utterly amazed by how well the surgery went. There was very little bleeding and my dog had no bruising, and no appreciable pain, or discomfort following the procedure. Being able to work alongside Chris while he explained how the unit worked, and having him...
Lisa McCann, DVM
Islandia Animal Hospital, Long Island, NY
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