Westside Animal Hospital, LLC

172 Gray Road
Cumberland, ME 04021




                                                                                    Laser Surgery


  • Less pain and swelling promote a quicker recovery
  • Less bleeding simplifies surgery, and may reduce the need for anesthesia
  • Sanitizing effect of the laser beam reduces the risk of infection
  • Less trauma for your pet


What is Laser Surgery:   Traditional surgery with a scalpel or scissors can bruise or crush tissue. When we use the laser, only an intense beam of laser light touches your pet, which minimizes the pain, swelling, and bleeding often associated with surgery.


How does Laser Surgery work:  The laser has the unique ability to vaporize or 'erase' tissue. The laser can be used to make incisions, as well as to remove unhealthy tissue. The laser is so precise that we can selectively remove only a few cells at a time. The laser seals nerve endings, so patients are much more comfortable after surgery. Not only does the laser kill any bacteria in its path, it also seals the lymphatics, so there is much less swelling post-operatively.


What are the advantages to laser surgery?:  We are proud to be one of the first veterinary hospitals to provide the many advantages of laser technology to our patients. Now your pet can benefit from the same properties of a laser that human patients have experienced for over thirty years: less pain, swelling and discomfort after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner. Our practice has made this substantial investment in order to offer you the best possible healthcare for your pet.


For more information and advantages to laser surgery: www.aesculight.com