Laser Surgery

Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital offers laser surgery to pet owners in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, New Roads, Denham Springs, Hammond, and beyond. Laser surgery allows us to reduce the bleeding and swelling that occurs with traditional surgical methods. A safer and more innovative 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.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. Ritchie at Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital highly recommends using laser surgery whenever possible.