laser1.jpgLaser Surgery

We are proud to provide laser technology for all surgeries performed at Fairfield Animal Hospital. Laser surgery gives your pet the same benefits human patients have experienced for over twenty years: less pain, swelling, and discomfort after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner.

Scheduling

Routine surgeries, which include spays and neuters are scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Preparation

Most pets are fasted the night before with no food or water after 8:00 pm. The hospital surgical patient information and surgical consent form will need to be reviewed at home and completed for admission. You may fax or mail it to us prior to surgery or bring it in on the day of your pet’s surgery. Please arrive with your pet in the morning of between 7:30 and 8:30. Special arrangements can be made if you cannot bring your pet in at requested time.

laser2.jpgCommon Questions Regarding Laser Surgery

What is laser?
A laser is a device that produces extremely powerful and concentrated beam of light. In fact, our surgical laser creates a beam that is even more powerful than a similarly sized beam leaving the surface of the sun. There are many exciting uses for lasers in medicine, manufacturing, space exploration, research, telecommunications, and for military applications.  Years of experience in veterinary and human medicine went into the design of our laser, which was made specifically to provide superior care for pets.

What is laser surgery?
Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue. When we use the laser, only an intense beam of light touches your pet, which minimizes the pain, swelling, and bleeding often associated with surgery.

How does laser surgery work?
The laser has the unique ability to vaporize or “erase” unhealthy tissue. The laser can be used to make incisions, as well as to erase unhealthy tissue like tumors. The laser is so precise that we can selectively remove only a few cells at a time. The laser seals nerve endings, so pets are much more comfortable after surgery. Not only does the laser kill any bacteria in its path, it also seals the lymphatic tissue, so there is much less swelling after surgery.