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Laser Surgery

North West Equine Vets offers state-of-the-art laser surgery which can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as skin tumours like sarcoids ans melanomas.

A laser generates an intense beam of light that, for surgical purposes can be used to cut, seal or vaporise tissue. Laser surgery can be performed under standing sedation or general anaesthesia depending on the nature of the condition and the location of the surgery site

The advantages of laser surgery are:

  • Minimising the risk of spreading tumour cells during tumour removal;
  • Reduced bleeding during surgery, as the laser will seal small blood vessels while cutting;
  • Less pain, as the laser seals nerve endings as it cuts them;
  • Faster recovery, resulting from the combination of reduced bleeding, pain, inflammation and infection risk.