Lasers are a superior alternative to traditional surgery. Lasers replace scalpels in many procedures, and are useful for a wide range of conditions such as dystichia removal and entropion surgery; soft palate and stenotic nares resections; cyst, tumor, and wart removal; and are used exclusively at South County Animal Hospital in cat declawing. Laser procedures result in less pain, less bleeding and less swelling. They reduce risk of infection and result in fewer post-operative complications.