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Cryosurgery

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What is Cryosurgery?

  • Cryosurgery is a type of surgery that uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy unhealthy or abnormal tissues, such as skin tumors.
  • A tumor is precisely destroyed by freezing with cryosurgery probe that is connected to either liquid nitrogen or nitrous oxide gas. A small amount of healthy tissue surrounding the tumor is frozen to ensure that the tumor is completely killed.
  • Once a tumor is killed, it is rejected by the body and will finally come off in a few weeks when the lesion is filled by healthy tissue.

Benefits of Cryosurgery

  • General anesthesia is not needed other than local block numbing
  • Systemic anti-tumor immune stimulation is generated, which helps to control malignant tumor much easier after Cryosurgery
  • It is cheaper and faster than conventional surgery that requires general anesthesia
  • Freezing may be the most suitable way of getting rid of many different skin lesions at the same time fast and effectively

Indications for Cryosurgery

  • Viral warts
  • Skin tags
  • Many types of benign and malignant tumors can be treated successfully through trained veterinary practitioners with some exception
  • We use cryosurgery to treat both benign and aggressive skin cancer that either has recurred locally following radiation or not curable by conventional surgery or radiation.

Recovery from Cryosurgery

  • Cryosurgery is usually an outpatient procedure, so patients go home the day of treatment
  • Recovery following cryosurgery is rapid

How do I know if my pet is a candidate for Cryosurgery?

  • Please call us to schedule a consultation for your pet. Through consultation, if the patient is determined to be a good candidate for Cryosurgery, the client will be informed of the detailed information about Cryosurgery, its estimate, post Cryosurgery care, and overall prognosis.

We treat you and your pets like family.

Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Location

437 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
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Contact

Phone: 860-355-3756
Fax: 877-232-5409
Email: thevalleyvetct@gmail.com

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