Radio Surgery, the latest in surgical technology for your pet

Advanced Veterinary Radio Surgery for Your Pet

Weldrick Animal Hospital has invested in radio surgery unit. We strive to provide affordable surgical technology for your pet.

Radio surgery uses radio waves to make incisions and coagulate bleeding tissues, and research has shown radiosurgery is superior to laser surgery in minimizing tissue damage, alleviating pain, and controlling bleeding. This technology is commonly used by plastic surgeons for humans due to its superior results.

Radio surgery has many veterinary applications, including:

  • Skin incisions
  • Tumor dissection
  • Organ biopsy
  • Gingivectomy
  • Epilation

Veterinary radio surgery is extremely safe and highly effective. Clinical benefits of radio surgery include:

  • Reduced post-operative discomfort
  • Minimal scar tissue formation
  • Maximum readability of histological specimen
  • Enhanced healing
  • Excellent cosmetic results

We offer this service to all our clients from Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Thornhill, Vaughan, Markham, Maple, Aurora, North York and Toronto area.

Radiosurgery vs. Laser surgery:

Lasers get a lot of coverage in the popular press with regard to the surgical application. Lasers are highly marketable because they sound very cool–like something from the world of science fiction. In researchers opinion, however, lasers don’t really offer any overwhelming advantages over radiosurgery in general veterinary surgical applications. Lasers cost about 10 times more than radio surgical units, and veterinarians must charge a significantly extra fee for laser surgery. We can use our radio surgical unit and provide our clients with the benefits they would expect with laser surgery, but charge a significantly lower fee!

  • Reduced risk of infection – A Radiosurgical unit sterilizes the site while it cuts!
  • Safety – Accidents with lasers can pose serious risks to operators, staff, and patients.
  • Pain Management – Post operative pain is minimized with radiosurgery, just as with laser surgery, when compared with traditional scalpel surgery.

Please contact us to schedule your pet’s veterinary surgical appointment. We are available to answer all of your questions regarding the procedure, recovery, or our radiosurgery unit.