Starkville Veterinary Hospital is pleased to offer Starkville, Louisville, and West Point pet owners laser surgery for pets. One of the newest and most innovative ways to perform surgery on your pet, laser surgery uses a “light scalpel” in place of the traditional scalpel. Starkville Veterinary Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the region to use laser surgical technology for many procedures.
A surgical laser cauterizes the skin as it cuts, sealing nerve endings and small blood vessels as it moves through the tissue. Not only does this surgery technique promote faster healing, it also results in reduced bleeding, as well as less pain and swelling at the site of the incision. Additionally, there is less infection associated with laser surgery since the heat from the laser kills bacteria as the incision is made.The use of laser surgery is optional in some procedures, however, when precision is necessary, laser surgery yields superior results to traditional scalpels.
Less bleeding, less pain, less swelling, fewer chances of infection, quicker recovery time, and greater precision makes laser surgery the best choice when there is an option in surgical techniques. Dr. Shy highly recommends using laser surgery whenever possible.