Dr. Miguel Carreira Interviewed at the ALSC Symposium

Miguel Carreira, PhD, MSc, DTO, Pst-Grd, DMD, DVM, professor of surgery in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and the clinical director of the private veterinary medical center Anjos De Assis and colleagues have conducted three animal studies, evaluating patients’ pain perception during and after CO2 laser surgery and healing, in comparison with conventional scalpel surgery. The studies took into account hemodynamic parameters (heart rate, various blood pressure parameters), white blood cell count, plasmatic protein total and serum albumin extravasation levels. Research has shown that in comparison with scalpel surgery, CO2 laser incisions are associated with reduced inflammatory response, less postoperative pain, decreased intraoperative pain and better healing.