Laser Surgery In Veterinary Medicine
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Laser Surgery In Veterinary Medicine

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This book is a state-of-the-art reference to using surgical lasers to treat animal patients. Encompassing theory and practice, it emphasizes procedures, techniques, and equipment, with specific recommendations for laser settings. While most of the procedures emphasize surgeries on dogs and cats, this practical guide also dedicates chapters to equine, small mammal, avian, aquatic animal, and reptile surgeries, making it an excellent clinical reference for any busy veterinarian.

Christopher J. Winkler


He is a general practice veterinarian and veterinary laser surgeon at Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness and Laser Surgery Center in Selden, New York, USA.

Part I The Science of Laser Surgery

1 Laser Physics and Equipment

Peter Vitruk

2 Understanding and Utilizing Power Density

Noel Berger

3 Laser–Tissue Interaction: Selecting a Laser for Surgery

Christopher J. Winkler

4 The Ideal Laser Scalpel

Peter Vitruk

5 Combining Laser Surgery with Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation)

David S. Bradley

6 Laser Safety in the Operating Theater

Christopher J. Winkler

Part II Laser Surgery in Canines and Felines

7 Elective Laser Surgery Procedures

Paul Sessa and Andrew Brockfield

8 Oral Laser Surgery Procedures

Jan Bellows

9 Laser Surgery Procedures of the Nose and Throat

Ray A. Arza

10 Laser Surgery Procedures of the Ear

Louis N. Gotthelf

11 Periorbital and Eyelid Laser Surgery Procedures

Daniel M. Core

12 Ophthalmic Lasers for the Treatment of Glaucoma

Noelle La Croix and Jay Wayne

13 Dermatologic Laser Surgery Procedures

David Duclos

14 Urogenital and Perianal Laser Surgery Procedures

William E. Schultz

15 Oncological Laser Surgery Procedures

Devin Cunningham and F. A. (Tony) Mann

16 Laser Photodynamic Therapy Procedures

Katalin Kovács

17 Surgical Lasers in Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Small Animal Procedures

David S. Sobel

18 Laser Neurosurgical Procedures

Gaemia Tracy

Part III Laser Surgery in Equines

19 Equine Laser Surgery Procedures

Lloyd P. Tate and Kathryn B. Tate

Part IV Laser Surgery in Exotics Species

20 Laser Surgery Procedures in Small Exotic Animals (Small Mammals, Reptiles, and Avians)

Eva Hadzima, Maros Pazej, and Katherine Weston

21 Laser Surgery in Aquatic Animals (Sea Turtles)

Brooke M. Burkhalter and Terry M. Norton

Part V Integrating Surgical Lasers in Your Veterinary Practice

22 Tips and Tricks for Veterinary Laser Surgeons

Les “Laser Les” Lattin

23 Pain Management in Laser Surgery Procedures

Noel Berger

24 Laser Surgery in the Mobile Practice

Janine S. Dismukes

25 Economic Considerations for Laser Surgery

John C. Godbold, Jr

Part VI The Future of Lasers in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

26 The Future of Lasers in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Christopher J. Winkler

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Certifying and Academic Laser Organizations

Appendix C: Tables of Laser Settings


  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Christopher J. Winkler
  • Año de edición 2019
  • Nº Páginas 392
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 21'6 X 27'7

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