North Branch Veterinary Hospital offers laser surgery for their patients. Instead of using a scalpel blade or scissors, the doctors use a CO2 laser to do the cutting. The laser cuts and seals the blood vessels and nerve endings. This results in less bleeding, less pain, less swelling, reduced risk of infection, and a faster recovery. Laser surgery also enables the doctors to perform a variety of surgeries safer than with traditional means. "We can perform surgeries on elongated soft palates and open up the nostrils on brachyocephalic breeds to improve their breathing more precisely and with less bleeding than before," says Dr. Kemplin.