Veterinary Associates of Murfreesboro is pleased to offer laser surgery for pets residing in Christiana, Bell Buckle, and Wartrace. Laser surgery is one of the newest and most innovative surgical techniques used to perform surgery on pets. In laser surgery, a “light scalpel” is used in place of the traditional scalpel. Veterinary Associates of Murfreesboro is one of the few clinics in the area to use laser surgical technology for a number of 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 surgical technique promote faster healing, it also results in reduced bleeding, as well as less pain and swelling at the site of the incision. There is also 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. Whit highly recommends using laser surgery whenever possible.