One example is surgical lasers. Surgical lasers generate a very intense beam of highly focused light that can cut through tissue. It can be used for very small, precise cuts for biopsy, eye surgery, or the removal of a tumor. Lasers can also be used to perform traditional soft-tissue surgical procedures, such as spays, neuters, with fewer side effects.
As it cuts, the laser automatically seals small blood vessels and nerve endings around the cut, which means less bleeding and less pain. Lasers make no physical contact with the tissue so there is less bruising and swelling which contributes to a faster recovery times and because the laser sterilized the site as it cuts there is a reduced risk of infection.
Surgical lasers are not standard equipment for all animal hospitals, however, Horizon Animal Hospital is proud to be one of the few animal hospitals in Scottsdale to offer the benefits of laser surgery to your pets.
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