What Is Veterinary Cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery involves using an extremely low-temperature gas to freeze skin masses such as warts, killing them without the need for anesthetic.

It is safer and more economical than traditional surgery because it is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia. In addition, follow-up visits are dramatically reduced and recovery time is minimal.

How Does It Work?

While there are different types of Cryosurgery units, the only unit used at the Wendell Veterinary Clinic is Verruca-Freeze, which is an aerosol unit that sprays liquid nitrogen on small cutaneous mass. The spray is aimed directly on the cutaneous mass using small direction cylinders or is applied to a specialized applicator.

Using the Verruca-Freeze unit only allows us to do small masses or warts and is relatively painless as the cold temperature (-127 degrees F) numbs the nerve endings.

Do you think your pet could benefit from this innovative surgery? Give us a call at 603-863-3631 to schedule a consultation and learn more.