DeWitt Animal Hospital can provide advanced radiosurgery. Radiosurgery uses radio waves to create incisions while coagulating bleeding tissues all at once. According to some researchers, radiosurgery is superior to laser surgery in minimizing tissue damage, alleviating pain and controlling bleeding.
Radiosurgery has the advantage in that the electrodes remain cold. Very high frequency radio waves are transmitted between a plastic-coated antenna and a small needle electrode held by the surgeon. Heat is induced only in the cells that are in contact with the needle electrode. The small amount of heat that is generated gives the surgeon the ability to cut with simultaneous coagulation.
Radiosurgery has many veterinary applications, including skin incisions, tumor dissection, organ biopsy, gingivectomy and epilation. We use radiosurgery because it is safe, straightforward and highly effective.