By: Value News | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2007
Staff members at Green Country Veterinary Hospital stand with the cutting edge laser; (L to R) Dr. Jennifer Patton, Dr. Corinna Tressler, Mike, Stacey, Janice and Kelli.
Green Country Veterinary Hospital, located at 12226 A Heywood Hill Road in Sapulpa, announces the immediate offering of laser surgery to pet owners in the Sapulpa and Tulsa metropolitan areas. The development is part of Green Country Veterinary Hospital’s continued investment in advanced technologies and progressive procedures in veterinary medicine.
Lasers have been used in medicine for over 30 years, but, as doctors learn more about their benefits, they are just beginning to appear in the veterinary field. Research indicates that family pets are increasingly treated as members of the family. Maintaining the quality of life for pets is very important to owners. Dr. Corinna Tressler, owner of Green Country Veterinary Hospital for over four years, has seen the ongoing evolution of the human-animal bond.
“More and more, our clients are demanding the highest levels of care for their pets,” states Dr. Tressler. “Laser surgery provides us with an opportunity to meet the needs of our patients, while offering the highest levels of care possible.”
Laser surgery has several benefits over traditional scalpel surgery, including reduced pain, less bleeding, less swelling and faster recovery times. During surgery, the laser beam sterilizes as it cuts, sealing both blood vessels and nerve endings. It is this sealing process that minimizes bleeding and pain for the animal. Dr. Lisette Wigton, who has a special interest in avian medicine, mentioned the additional importance of lasers in surgical procedures on bird patients.
While the laser can be used for most surgical procedures, it is in feline declawing, skin tumor removals and the treatment of oral conditions where the laser proves its superiority over other surgical methods. The versatility of the laser allows a doctor to incise, ablate and coagulate with one tool, decreasing the time the surgery would take when using traditional surgery means.
Additionally, the power of the laser can be adjusted to allow the doctor to perform very delicate surgeries, such as removing just a few cells or single ingrown hair follicles. Many animal lovers see the laser as the most humane surgical option available.
“We pride ourselves on staying on the leading edge of technology and medicine and educating our clients on the various levels of care available,” Dr. Jenn Patton says. “Laser surgery is the future of veterinary medicine, and we feel our clients deserve to have that option when choosing the best care for their pets.