Surgical Laser

Lone Tree Animal Care Center is the ultimate one-stop shop for veterinary care in Omaha, NE. Here, you will find a multitude of services for your furry friends, such as routine care, surgical procedures, and dental care.

Lone Tree Animal Care Center is located in the heart of the Blackstone District. Dr. Emily Whitehouse uses the latest and most advanced treatment methods so every pet that walks through our doors receives the best possible treatment. One of these treatment methods is the surgical laser.

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How Are Surgical Lasers Beneficial for Your Pet?

Surgical lasers vaporize tissue while simultaneously closing off everything from capillaries to nerve endings. Lasers allow veterinarians to be more precise in their work and perform higher-risk surgeries that would be nearly impossible through conventional methods. Lasers also take less time and drastically reduce the amount of blood loss, stress, and pain the animal would otherwise endure.

Benefits of Using Surgical Lasers

  • Infection Risks Are Reduced: A huge benefit is a reduced risk of infection due to the laser’s sterilizing effect as it cuts through tissue.
  • Amount of Blood Loss Is Reduced: The laser seals off veins, nerve endings, and lymphatic tissue causing less blood loss than the typically used scalpel.
  • Faster Recovery and Less Pain: With a combination of the benefits listed above, your pet will have a much quicker recovery. Your pet will also experience less swelling and pain.

    Bowel Obstructions

    Any dog should be concerned when their stomach or intestines are obstructed, whether partially or fully. Blockages lead to a number of issues. They include meals and liquids not making it through the digestive system. Your dog could pass away from an intestinal blockage in 3 to 7 days.


    The surgical removal of a malignant thyroid gland in dogs is known as a thyroidectomy.

    On the neck, on either side of the trachea (windpipe), dogs have two thyroid glands. The predominant condition affecting the thyroid glands in dogs is underactivity (hypothyroidism), however a tiny percentage of dogs might develop thyroid cancer. Regrettably, malignant thyroid tumours in dogs account for about 90% of cases and can spread. Because of this, early discovery and removal are the preferred treatments. The Golden Retriever, Beagle, and Boxer are the breeds most frequently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.


    A lumpectomy is the removal of any abnormal lumps from the skin, muscles, or connective tissue layer of your pet. This is a surgical operation done under general anaesthesia with the typical goal of completely removing the lump.


    The surgical process used to remove the spleen from the body is known as a splenectomy. Splenectomy is most frequently performed to treat ruptured spleens. At the centre of the abdomen, right below the stomach, is the oblong spleen.


    Amputation refers to the surgical removal of a pet’s limb. Any number of conditions, such as a cancer diagnosis, severe injuries, fractures, infections, or chronic discomfort, may necessitate an amputation.

    When Might a Surgical Laser Be Used?

    Surgical lasers are a fantastic alternative to the more conventional methods of veterinary surgery. Here’s a list of more commonly known procedures that are laser-appropriate:

    • Spay and neuter
    • Small tumors
    • Castration
    • Dewclaw removal
    • Amputation
    • Cystotomy
    • Deep mass removal

    Get in Touch with Us Today

    At Lone Tree Animal Care Center, we have provided residents of Omaha, NE with reliable pet care services for many years. Advanced technology such as the surgical laser allows our veterinarian to offer the highest standard of care possible. Dr. Whitehouse and her phenomenal team proudly serve Omaha and Council Bluffs. Call us today at (402) 389-3356 for more information or to schedule an appointment.