The laser is a highly versatile instrument and can be used in many areas of the body. It can be used on the nose, mouth and throat for Brachiocephalic Syndrome for stenotic nares, soft palate resection and tonsillectomys. It is used in the ear and around the eyes for diatiachiasis and entropion, and all over the body to remove small masses, warts, and tumors. It is especially beneficial on the the reproductive tract such as ovariohysterectomies and castrations, and around the anus to remove tumors and anal glands where tissue visualization and hemmorage control is especially important.
The laser is used on the bladder and veterinary surgeons are now beginning to use it on the intestines and almost anywhere there is a need to decrease bleeding and reduce patient discomfort.
One of the most common surgical procedures is in declawing cats where pain is kept to a minimum and the need for a traditional tourniquet to control bleeding is of concern..