Laser Surgery

We have been performing Laser Surgery at Kirkwood Animal Hospital since 1997. It is just one more way that we have set the standard in veterinary care.

Why Laser Surgery?

  • Less pain – The CO2 laser seals nerve endings as it “cuts”, so your pet may require less anesthesia during the operation, reducing the risk of complications. Pain after surgery is also reduced.
  • Less bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery.
  • Less swelling – Laser energy does not crush, tear, or bruise tissue because there is no physical contact with the tissue.
  • Less Stress – to the patient due to less pain, inflammation and bleeding.
  • Less Inflammation – thus less scratching and licking at the surgical site.
  • Less risk of infection – The CO2 laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that cause infection.
  • Less Recovery Time – Quick return to normal activities – Healing is rapid and there is less postoperative discomfort.
  • Laser procedures can provide reduced trauma and less invasive surgeries for pets, improve recovery time, shorten time spent in the veterinary hospital, and return pets to their home environment sooner.
  • Greater Accuracy & Precision – The laser can remove unhealthy tissue without affecting or removing surrounding healthy tissue.

The laser seals small blood vessels and nerve endings while cutting.

"In my 41 years of practice I have never seen anything more amazing than the difference in pain reduction and the speed of post-operative recovery of a laser surgery as opposed to a scalpel", Dr. Fred Bendick.

“In my 41 years of practice I have never seen anything more amazing than the difference in pain reduction and the speed of post-operative recovery of a laser surgery as opposed to a scalpel”, Dr. Fred Bendick.

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