What Is Veterinary Cryosurgery?
Many pet owners worry about the various warts, skin tags or other masses on their pets. Now, thanks to technology, our veterinarians are able to quickly, effectively and economically remove these skin growths with the help of cryosurgery.
Cryosurgery involves using an extremely low-temperature gas to freeze skin masses (including abnormal or diseased tissues), killing them without the need for anesthetic. This is a well-proven method for a variety of skin problems, including:
- Cancerous growths or tumors
- Skin disorders
Cryosurgery is safer and more economical than traditional surgery because it is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia. In addition, follow-up visits are dramatically reduced and recovery time is minimal.
How Does It Work?
Cryosurgery uses liquid nitrogen at -127°F to freeze and kill the unwanted tissue. Our state-of-the-art CryoProbe allows precise accuracy to the millimeter to avoid damaging neighboring tissues. Pets only experience minor discomfort during the procedure because the cold temperature numbs the nerve endings.