Cryosurgery with CryoProbe

What is cryosurgery and what is it used for?

Cryosurgery is the safe and precise application of freezing temperatures directly to the skin in order to destroy benign tissue that is abnormal or diseased. It can be used to remove many of the most common skin abnormalities we see in dogs and cats, such as:

  • Warts 
  • Small skin tumors 
  • Tumors in the mouth and the ears 
  • Adenoma 
  • Perianal adenoma 
  • Epulides 
  • Sarcoids 
  • Aberrant or extra eyelashes (distichiasis)

How is cryosurgery performed?

At Central Boulevard Veterinary Hospital, we use a specialized instrument called a CryoProbe to perform cryosurgery. Unlike conventional surgery, the CryoProbe requires minimal to no anesthesia, only light sedation if the tissue is located in a sensitive area. Cryosurgery is a relatively quick procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis, is virtually painless, and causes no undue stress to your pet. 

What is the cost of cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery is very affordable as it requires no anesthesia and is a very short procedure. Your veterinarian will provide an estimate of costs before the procedure.

Does cryosurgery have side effects?

Although every procedure comes with the risk of side effects, which your veterinarian will discuss with you, cryosurgery does not carry any major safety concerns or side effects. It is a relatively painless and stress-free procedure, which makes it ideal for dogs and cats.