Which pets can benefit from laser surgery? The following conditions are ideal for surgical laser use:
- Viral Papillomas (warts) and plaques
- Interdigital nodules and furunculosis
- Skin tumors such as squamous cell carcinoma
- Ear Tumors
- Sebaceous Gland Tumors
How is laser surgery performed?
Most laser procedures will require sedation or full anesthesia. If your pet's lesion is small or superficial a local numbing agent may be used on the area prior to surgery without requiring sedation.
The morning of the procedure, we will have you drop off your pet in the morning and ask that you withhold from feeding the night before the procedure. Water is ok!
The length of the procedure will vary depending on the extent of the disease. Your pet will go home with you the day of the procedure. Typically the procedure is very well tolerated with routine pain medications prescribed for postoperative pain. We will schedule your pet for a recheck within two to four weeks to monitor the healing of the surgical site.