CRYOSURGERY: Targeted Cryotherapy
At Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo we now offer a new service that is safe and effective for removing small, benign lesions. Dogs (and cats) tend to develop skin tags or warts as they age. For the most part, these are only a cosmetic issue. However, some small masses can become a problem for your pet, particularly if they develop on the face, ears or eyelids.
Cryosurgery, or targeted cryotherapy, delivers a very fine jet of liquefied gas that enables us to target the skin lesion without damaging the surrounding tissue. This gas causes the water in cells to freeze and disrupts the blood supply. The damaged cells are then cleared out by the immune system and the dead cells are shed by the body. This procedure does not require anesthesia or a surgical incision. There are minimal complications associated with this treatment and can be done during a scheduled appointment, which makes it fast, inexpensive and convenient.
This procedure does not require anesthesia or a surgical incision
What can cryosurgery be used on?
- Skin tags
- Small masses
- Small tumors
Please call our office to schedule an appointment if you believe your pet can benefit from this service. (760)736-3636.