Surgical Laser Treatment

Surgical Laser Treatment at Your Preferred Livonia Animal Hospital

Do you need to bring pets in for spay and neuter services or any other type of soft-tissue surgery? Many pet owners in search of an animal hospital in Livonia are also looking for a vet who can offer a surgical laser approach as opposed to the use of conventional knives in the animal surgical suite.

Dog receiving pet laser therapy

Sheehy Animal Hospital is the preferred animal hospital in Livonia for many local pet owners. We want you to know that our team is standing by to assist you with the latest laser surgery equipment under the control of our expert Livonia veterinarian.

Introduction to Surgical Lasers from Your Veterinarian in Livonia

To begin, your veterinarian in Livonia wants you to know that lasers are safe to use for pet surgery. The term “LASER” stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation. A LASER works by focusing light at a particular wavelength. You’ve undoubtedly seen people using red laser pointers during classroom lectures or in business presentations, for example.

Veterinarians typically use a CO2 laser for pet procedures because the water in soft tissues and the skin absorbs the CO2 wavelength, which means that the laser energy vaporizes the cells targeted by the vet, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. This is a very precise method for doing surgical repairs, which is why we use it at Sheehy Animal Hospital.

We use laser surgery to perform a variety of soft-tissue surgeries, including spay and neuter as well as to remove tumors or to correct a defect in the eyelid. Our vet will be happy to sit down and consult with you about whether laser surgery is appropriate for your beloved animal companion.

Benefits of Laser Surgery for Your Pet

State-of-the-art laser surgery gives your pets benefits that can’t be achieved with conventional surgical techniques involving knives. At your preferred Livonia animal hospital, you can assure that your pet will have access to these main benefits:

Less Pain Following Surgical Procedure

Because the laser cuts seals off nerve endings as it cuts tissue, pain is reduced post-surgery. As a result, in some cases, the vet can use local instead of general anesthesia.

Decreased Bleeding and Less Blood Loss 

The laser also cauterizes blood vessels as it removes tissue, which means less blood loss during the operation.

Minimized Chance of Infection from Surgery

Since laser beam energy superheats the tissue, bacteria in the surgical site are destroyed, minimizing the risk of infection to your pet.

Set an Appointment for Soft-tissue Surgery for Your Pet at Livonia Veterinarian Today

When it comes to obtaining soft-tissue surgery for animals, many pet owners prefer that their vet use laser surgery instead of conventional surgical knives. They want for their pets the main benefits of laser surgery, including reduced pain, less bleeding and a lower risk of infection are ideal for their pet. 

For more information about our laser surgery services or to make a spay and neuter appointment that involves a laser, please contact the team at Sheehy Animal Hospital today by calling 248-206-3030. We are proud to offer a free consultation for new patients, so let us know if this will be your first visit to our hospital when you call!

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  • "I love this veterinary clinic. Dr. Sheehy and staff are all friendly and seem to take pride in their jobs. I enjoy taking my three rats there and would recommend them to everyone I know."
    Cheyenne H / Livonia, MI

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