Thank you to Dr. John C. Godbold Jr. for this video explanation.
Training is important.
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 – due to less pain, inflammation and bleeding.
Less Inflammation – thus less scratching and licking at the surgical site.
Greater Accuracy & Precision – The laser can remove unhealthy tissue without affecting or removing surrounding healthy tissue.
Less risk of infection – The CO2 laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that cause infection.
Dr. Jeff Cripps before surgery.
Before surgery — no blood
During surgery — no blood
After surgery — no blood
30 minutes post-op