Laser Surgery
 
  • Ventriculocordectomy
Typically performed under standing sedation and endoscopic guidance, the laser energy is used to transect the vocal fold and obliterate the ventricular mucosa.
  • Palatoplasty
Performed under standing sedation and endoscopic guidance, the laser energy stimulates fibrosis or scarring of the soft palate to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate.
  • Facilitated ankylosis
Performed under general anesthesia, the laser energy is directed into the affected osteoarthritic joint via hypodermic needles to vaporize the synovial fluid, heat the cartilage and joint capsule lining causing cell death with eventual joint fusion and alleviation of pain and lameness
  • Mass removal
The laser can be used to remove upper airway masses under standing sedation and endoscopic guidance and is frequently used to remove small skin tumors to minimize bleeding, reduce swelling and vaporizes areas around the tumor site to reduce the chance of tumor metastasis. It is used after sharp excision in larger tumors to cauterize the wound surface and reduce the potential for tumor metastasis.