|*Animial((laser))^Srugery

By Brittany Spears

Intro

       Do you know who invented the lasers? Well do you want to find out? If you want to learn about lasers and animal laser surgery just keep reading……………….(it’s very important)

What is it

The price is souring through the air.   According to Coreen Hart, “They wake up ready to run and jump," she said. "That can be a problem, because then they make their paws sore." Because of the large start-up costs, Heins charges an additional fee for laser surgeries. Laser machines cost between $10,000 and $1 million, he said. He declined to say how expensive his is -- only that there's a 5- to 10-year payback time. The equipment at the clinic is a CO2 type made by Lumenis, Inc., as opposed to argon-type lasers.” (http://www.ebscohost.com) I

think that’s way to expensive for me.

You don’t want to hurt animals do you? According to (http://www.aesculight.com/state-of-art-laser-surgery.php) The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, resulting in less edema and pain. The patient experiences a far more comfortable post-operative recovery. So there’s this stuff that makes it hurt much less than normal surgery. (And I don’t know what those words even mean)                     (look how cute!!)

                                         

                                           

Even reading this makes me burn. According to Westonka Animal Hospital & lasaer surgery center, “The laser beam operates at a temperature of over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.” So this laser can get pretty hot. I would probably die if I went sun tanning in that type of heat.

History

         Who invented the laser, again? According to Mary Bellis “In 1958, Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow theorized and published papers about a visible laser, an invention that would use infrared and/or visible spectrum light, however, they did not proceed with any research at the time.”  So before they made the laser they first did a paper on how the laser could exists.

How it works

Infections hurt, read this paragraph to learn more. According to Westonka Animal Hospital, “The laser beam operates at a temperature of over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Essentially bacteria are vaporized by contact with the laser beam. This makes it highly effective at killing bacteria that have the potential to cause an infection. This is particularly important in areas where it is difficult to prevent bacteria from contaminating the surgical site. Examples include abscesses and ear infections.” So the laser beam burns off the bacteria so you don’t have to worry about infections later after your animal has gotten the surgery.

         I don’t know what do you think, would it hurt more or less? According to www.aesculight.com , “The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, resulting in less edema and pain. The patient experiences a far more comfortable post-operative recovery.”  When they have surgery they get all cut up so you would have to give them stitches so nothing comes out or anything. But now the lasers seal the cuts up so there isn’t any pain.

What do you bet it doesn’t stop infection’s. According to www.aesculight.comAs it cuts, the laser seals small blood vessels. This drastic reduction in bleeding enables a number of surgical procedures that are not practical with conventional scalpel.” So all the cuts get sealed up by the laser.

Conclusion

I have talked about animal laser surgery. You should know more now than you knew before you started reading this. I hoped you liked reading this cause’ it took me a LONG time. Bye!

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

Bibliography

http://web.ebscohost.com/srck5/detail?vid=5&hid=102&sid=a1d8b20e-5920-493f-a528-331961c575a4%40sessionmgr8

Coreen Hart

Laser Surgery at Rupert, Idaho, Clinic Helps Horses Heal Faster

April 28, 2008

This paragraph talks about how much the laser machines cost.

 

Bibliography

http://web.ebscohost.com/srck5/detail?vid=3&hid=104&sid=6bed13fb-0d76-4bf8-8e2c-1c0a4b46a0d3%40sessionmgr102

Coreen Hart

Laser Surgery at Rupert, Idaho, Clinic Helps Horses Heal Faster

April 30, 2008

This paragraph talks about how they work on all animals.

 

Bibliography

http://web.ebscohost.com/srck5/detail?vid=3&hid=104&sid=6bed13fb-0d76-4bf8-8e2c-1c0a4b46a0d3%40sessionmgr102

Coreen Hart

Laser Surgery at Rupert, Idaho, Clinic Helps Horses Heal Faster

April 30, 2008

This paragraph talks about what the veterinarians do to the animals before they do surgery on them.

 

Bibliography

http://www.aesculight.com/state-of-art-laser-surgery.php

www.aesculight.com

State of the art laser surgery

May 1, 2008

This article lets animal owners know how the laser surgery works incase they are worried about using laser surgery or not.

 

Bibliography

http://inventors.about.com/od/lstartinventions/a/laser.htm

Mary Bellis

History of Lasers

May 1, 2008

This is about who invented the lasers.

 

Bibliography

http://www.westonkaanimalhospital.com/laser.html

Westonka Animal Hospital & Laser surgery center

Welcome to our laser srugery page

May 2, 2008

This talks about how laser surgery are work