TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cryosurgery is now available at Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre in Tampa, Florida.
According to the clinic's own Dr. Timothy Hodge, cryosurgery offers many benefits for pets suffering from skin conditions or diseases, including the fact that the extreme cold offers therapeutic value for the pets and also kills bacteria and other germs. Cryosurgery works by applying extreme cold to infected or diseased tissue to destroy the tissue. It is widely used to treat tumors, cysts, and many skin disorders affecting pets – even some types of cancer.
Tampa, Florida, pet owners have a new, non-invasive treatment option to treat certain conditions, including some types of cancer, in their precious pets. Cryosurgery is now available for pets at Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre.
The procedure typically uses liquid nitrogen or nitrous oxide to free diseased or infected tissue, leaving only the healthy tissue behind. The extreme cold used in the procedure also kills germs and bacteria in the surrounding area and reduces the risk of it becoming infected again.
Cryosurgery is used to treat a wide range of conditions including skin tags and wart removal, and is considered especially effective in removing and treating small tumors and cysts. The surgery is also well known for successfully treating eyelid tumors, oral tumors, skin and perianal tumors in cats and dogs.
"We're really excited to offer this form of treatment," says Dr. Hodge. "We believe that it opens the door for animals to receive important treatment without the long recovery or down time that may be associated with traditional surgeries."
For pet owners concerned about the comfort of their pets, cryosurgery is often performed in conjunction with local anesthesia or general anesthesia. There is little pain after the surgery as the nerve endings that surround the treated area are frozen too.
The benefits of cryosurgery do not end with the pain factor. Dr. Hodge asserts that it can be safer than some traditional surgeries and less expensive for pet owners. This makes cryosurgery a real winner for pets and their owners.
Tampa area residents interested in learning more about cryosurgery and whether it's a good match for their pets treatment needs are encouraged to call Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre at 813-994-6929 to schedule an appointment.
All Tampa pet owners facing the types of procedures mentioned above for their pets are encouraged to explore options for less invasive treatments, like cryosurgery.
About Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre
Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre, located on Cross Creek Boulevard in Tampa, Florida offers a wide range of traditional pet health treatments and surgeries along with many holistic treatment options. The facility also offers wellness loyalty packages and education for pet owners.
CONTACT: Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre, (813) 994-6929
Source: CrossCreek Animal Medical Centre