Laser Surgery at Allegheny Veterinary Services in Elkins, WV

Choose CO2 Laser for Less Pain, Bleeding, Swelling, and Infection

Allegheny Veterinary Services proudly offers advanced laser surgery as the optimal option for our patients who will be undergoing routine surgery, as well as diagnostic and treatment procedures. The surgical suite at our hospital is equipped with a CO2 laser system in addition to a full complement of traditional and digital surgical equipment. There are many advantages to choosing the CO2 laser for your pet’s procedure, including:

  • Reduced Pain
  • Decreased Bleeding & Swelling
  • Less Inflammation
  • Decreased Chance of Infection
  • Instant Sterilization
  • Less Time Under Anesthesia
  • Minimal Trauma

Laser Cancer Removal, Spay, Neuter, Eyelid, Mouth, and Rectal Surgery

Our surgeons routinely use the CO2 laser for spay and neuter procedures, delicate operations on mucous membranes, including the eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as for significantly more effective cancer removal operations. Laser surgery dramatically reduces the likelihood of cancer spreading when compared to traditional scalpel surgery. Some of the most common procedures that we use the laser for include:

  • Skin Tumor Removal
  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Entropion/Ectropion Correction
  • Mouth Surgery
  • Throat Surgery
  • Cancerous Tumor Removal & Resection
  • Mass Removal
  • Perianal & Rectal Surgery

Exceptional Surgical Precision, Effectiveness & Fast Healing

Lasers can be used for any surgical procedure that is performed on the skin or soft tissues of the body. The CO2 laser beam’s wavelength of 10,600 nm (far infrared) is absorbed by the water within the cells, which are, essentially, vaporized. This method of separating tissues enables the surgeon to achieve an exceptional degree of surgical precision and effectiveness. As the laser moves across the area, the nerve endings and lymphatics are sealed and blood vessels are cauterized. Due to the high heat involved, any pathogens in the area are destroyed, which dramatically eliminates the probability of infection. Compared to traditional surgery, recovery time and collateral damage to surrounding areas is greatly reduced following laser surgery.