Radiowave vs. Laser

We use Radiowave for surgery in our practice. Although it is similar to Laser, some boarded veterinary surgeons prefer Radiowave over Laser for it’s accuracy, range of use and cautery capabilities. We do too.

Here are a few of the benefits:

The low-temperature waves used by radiosurgery means that tissues are not burned like they can be with laser. Radiosurgery high energy waves penetrate much less deeply into tissue than CO2 laser. The benefit to patients is that there is substantially less tissue destruction (by a factor of 25x compared to laser and by a factor of 50x compared to electro surgery). Less damage to tissues means much greater precision and significantly faster healing times. Simply put, radiosurgery is an extremely precise way to perform surgery, creating much less trauma to surrounding tissues than other technologies.
When radiowaves are used instead of scalpel or laser, only the cells immediately adjacent to the wire electrode are affected. This results in less bleeding than scalpel and a more comfortable recovery than lasers. Scarring is often minimized or eliminated. Lasers are less delicate than radiowave technology and may cause excessive tissue burns and slower healing with more
redness and inflammation.

Radiowave technology provides unparalleled surgical control, precision, versatility and safety. Clinical benefits include reduced post-operative discomfort, minimal scar tissue formation, maximum readability of histologic specimen, enhanced healing and excellent results.

Radiowave is widely used in human medicine; Dermatology, Surgery and Neurosurgery. It has been used to separate conjoined twins as well as in cleft palate repair.