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Laser surgery in veterinary medicine
WINKLER
Laser surgery in veterinary medicine
1st ed., 369 pages, 800 ill., John Wiley & Sons, June 2019

Item Code: CHIRU105
ISBN: 9781119486015
Weigth: 1300 g
Species: All species
Discipline: General surgery
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Description
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. 
The book begins with background information on the theory and science of laser surgery, then details specific surgical procedures with step-by-step instructions and accompanying photographs. The next section provides practical guidance for incorporating lasers into the veterinary practice, and the final section offers a look at the future of lasers in veterinary medicine and surgery. A companion website features video clips of surgery procedures. 
  • Presents a state-of-the-art guide to using laser surgery in veterinary practice, from theory and procedures to techniques and equipment
  • Focuses on dogs and cats, including specialties such as ophthalmic laser surgery, laser neurosurgery, and photodynamic therapy, with chapters on equine, small mammal, avian, aquatic animal, and reptile surgeries
  • Draws on the experience of more than 20 experts in various areas
  • Provides practical advice for incorporating laser surgery into the veterinary practice, with the heart of the book devoted to specific surgical procedures
  • Includes specific recommendations for laser settings and techniques for the procedures discussed
  • Offers video clips demonstrating surgical techniques on a companion website 
Laser Surgery in Veterinary Medicine is an essential resource for anyone using surgical lasers in veterinary medicine, including veterinary students, practitioners, and specialists.
Contents
Dedication and Acknowledgments viii
About the Editor ix
Foreword x
Preface xii
List of Contributors xv
Disclaimer xvii
About the Companion Website xviii
Part I The Science of Laser Surgery 1
1 Laser Physics and Equipment 3
Peter Vitruk
2 Understanding and Utilizing Power Density 14
Noel Berger
3 Laser–Tissue Interaction: Selecting a Laser for Surgery 22
Christopher J. Winkler
4 The Ideal Laser Scalpel 32
Peter Vitruk
5 Combining Laser Surgery with Laser Therapy (Photobiomodulation) 42
David S. Bradley
6 Laser Safety in the Operating Theater 52
Christopher J. Winkler
Part II Laser Surgery in Canines and Felines 61
7 Elective Laser Surgery Procedures 63
Paul Sessa and Andrew Brockfield
8 Oral Laser Surgery Procedures 84
Jan Bellows
9 Laser Surgery Procedures of the Nose and Throat 99
Ray A. Arza
10 Laser Surgery Procedures of the Ear 106
Louis N. Gotthelf
11 Periorbital and Eyelid Laser Surgery Procedures 116
Daniel M. Core
12 Ophthalmic Lasers for the Treatment of Glaucoma 129
Noelle La Croix and Jay Wayne
13 Dermatologic Laser Surgery Procedures 141
David Duclos
14 Urogenital and Perianal Laser Surgery Procedures 164
William E. Schultz
15 Oncological Laser Surgery Procedures 198
Devin Cunningham and F. A. (Tony) Mann
16 Laser Photodynamic Therapy Procedures 206
Katalin Kovács
17 Surgical Lasers in Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Small Animal Procedures 217
David S. Sobel
18 Laser Neurosurgical Procedures 239
Gaemia Tracy
Part III Laser Surgery in Equines 245
19 Equine Laser Surgery Procedures 247
Lloyd P. Tate and Kathryn B. Tate
Part IV Laser Surgery in Exotics Species 265
20 Laser Surgery Procedures in Small Exotic Animals (Small Mammals, Reptiles, and Avians) 267
Eva Hadzima, Maros Pazej, and Katherine Weston
21 Laser Surgery in Aquatic Animals (Sea Turtles) 292
Brooke M. Burkhalter and Terry M. Norton
Part V Integrating Surgical Lasers in Your Veterinary Practice 313
22 Tips and Tricks for Veterinary Laser Surgeons 315
Les “Laser Les” Lattin
23 Pain Management in Laser Surgery Procedures 320
Noel Berger
24 Laser Surgery in the Mobile Practice 324
Janine S. Dismukes
25 Economic Considerations for Laser Surgery 327
John C. Godbold, Jr
Part VI The Future of Lasers in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery 335
26 The Future of Lasers in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery 337
Christopher J. Winkler
Appendix A: Glossary 341
Appendix B: Certifying and Academic Laser Organizations 346
Appendix C: Tables of Laser Settings 347
Index 359
Author(s) CV
Christopher J. Winkler, DVM, DABLS, VMLSO, is a general practice veterinarian and veterinary laser surgeon at Suffolk Veterinary Group Animal Wellness and Laser Surgery Center in Selden, New York, USA.
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