Training is the most important part of Laser use. All veterinarians receive extensive training in their practices. Additional continuing educational courses are held at most regional and national veterinary meetings around the country. Continuing educational web resources are constantly updated to make sure the veterinarians have the latest information on all Laser surgeries.
The Aesculight consultants have over 21 years experience training veterinarians and their practices. "Laser Les" has over 28 years of experience training both human surgeons and veterinarians on Laser use. He was the first rep to sell a Surgical Laser to a general veterinarian. That veterinarian was Dr. Paul Gustafson of Warwick Animal Hospital in Newport News, VA.
Each surgeon is different. We understand that. Our experience can help teach each of them in a way that they can easily understand. Basically adapt the surgery techniques to the surgeon. There is more than one way to do each surgery. As a senior consultant, it is easy to watch a surgeon use the Laser and suggest ways to improve each surgeon's technique.
A focused beam of invisible light is directed toward a cell. It is immediately absorbed by the water in the cell, This beam of light (which is 100% absorbed by water) instantaneously super heats the water in the cell and the cell wall ruptures or explodes. Water vapor and steam are given off. This process seals the nerves endings, significantly reducing the post-op pain.
A much better way to recover from a surgery is with a huge reduction in post-op pain!
The Laser sterilizes the area where it is applied
The Laser beam only affects adjacent tissue laterally to a depth of 0.l mm
With a dramatic decrease in pain, your pet can recover from the surgery much faster!
When the Laser is passed over tissue, the invisible beam of the Laser vaporizes the water in the cell. As the cell walls rupture, the Laser seals the the smaller vessels. This process dramatically reduces the bleeding from the surgery. This enables the surgeon to have a clean dry surgery field. The surgeon can now see what the tissue looks like. Abnormal cells have a different appearance than normal cells. Being able to see, allows the surgeon to be more successful in removing just abnormal cells, leaving behind normal tissue.
When the Laser is passed over tissue, the invisible beam of the Laser causes vaporization of the water in the cell. As the cell walls rupture, the Laser seals the lymphatic tissue. This process dramatically reduces the swelling from the surgery. Reduction in swelling reduces the post-op pain.
Dr Ken Sullins
This group of special veterinarians were responsible for teaching the AccuVet team. Each took time away from their jobs to teach us what the Laser could do, and how to use the Laser for numerous small animal surgeries. These men helped change the outcome of surgeries for all pets. The reduction in pain that accompanied Laser use was readily seen by each surgeon. Since 1997, because of these Luminaries, the Surgical Laser is used by a majority of progressive hospitals that want to reduce the pain from their surgeries.
Dr. Ken Sullins
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