Compassionate Mass Removal Surgery for Your Pet's Health
Companion Animal Clinic serving Ames and Gilbert, IA, understands the concern and anxiety that can arise when your pet develops an abnormal mass or growth. Our dedicated team of veterinarians is here to provide expert and compassionate mass removal surgery to address these issues and ensure your beloved pet's health and well-being.
Masses in pets can vary in size and origin, and while some may be benign, others could pose health risks. Our experienced veterinarians are skilled in diagnosing and treating various types of masses. We offer advanced surgical solutions to safely and effectively remove these growths, whether they are on the skin's surface or deep within the body.
Companion Animal Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced surgical technologies to ensure the highest standard of care for your pet during mass removal surgery. Our veterinarians will conduct thorough pre-operative assessments, including imaging and biopsy if necessary, to determine the nature of the mass. Post-operative care is also a priority to support your pet's recovery and ensure their comfort.
If you've noticed a mass or growth on your pet, or if you're concerned about changes in their health or behavior, please don't hesitate to contact Companion Animal Clinic at (515) 233-6689. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will schedule a consultation and discuss the available treatment options, including mass removal surgery. Trust us to provide the care and expertise needed to help your beloved companion achieve better health and a higher quality of life.
How Often Should a Patient be Treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once ever week or two as improvement is seen.
How Many Treatments Does it Take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How Long Before the Results are Felt?
Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening! Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Can it be Used in Conjunction with Other Forms of Treatment?
Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Does it Hurt? What Does a Treatment Feel Like?
There is little to no sensation during treatment. Occasionally, the patient feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Are There Any Side Effects or Associated Risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How Long Does Each Treatment Take?
The typical treatment is 3 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.