Originally published in Veterinary Practice News July — Download as a PDF Laser surgery has dramatically changed the visual surgical field by controlling hemorrhage without the tissue damage associated with electrosurgery and the enhanced visual field afforded the surgeon. Delicate dissection with visualization is a hallmark of laser surgery. Anal gland removal is one surgery where the use of a laser dramatically decreases the bleeding and facilitates a rapid removal of the anal glands. In the case below, a flexible fiber waveguide CO2 laser was used with the Aesculight adjustable tipless handpiece. Anesthesia We pre-medicate the patient with a mixture of torbutrol, atropine and Acepromazine. Induction is with Propofol 28 if over 25 pounds and if under 25 pounds, we will mask with Sevoflurane.