Coffee Veterinary Hospital is now offering laser surgery to pets in Manchester, Tullahoma, McMinnville, Shelbyville, and Wartrace, Tennessee. A newer and more innovative surgical technique, laser surgery uses a “light scalpel” in place of the traditional scalpel.
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 surgical 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. When precision is needed, and laser surgery is an option, this technique produces more favorable results than those achieved with a traditional scalpel.
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. The veterinarians at Coffee Veterinary Hospital highly recommend using laser surgery whenever possible.