Cryosurgery (Cryotherapy)

Animal Hospital of Warwick

2370 York Road, Commonwydds A-1
Jamison, PA 18929


Cryosurgery (Cryotherapy) for Pets
Dogs, Cats, Birds, Rabbits, Hamsters, Rats, Reptiles

What Is Veterinary Cryosurgery?

Many pet owners worry about the various warts, skin tags or other masses on their pets. Now, our veterinarians at Animal Hospital of Warwick are able to quickly, effectively and economically remove these skin growths with the help of cryosurgery.

Cryotherapy is a non-invasive and non-traumatic technique that effectively treats an array of skin conditions without the need for anesthesia or traditional surgery. This is a well-proven method for a variety of skin problems, including:

  • Warts
  • Skin tags
  • Cysts
  • Eyelid tumors
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Adnexial growths
  • Papillomas
  • Adenomas
  • Skin disorders

How Does It Work and What to expect?

Cyrosurgery uses liquid nitrogen at -127°F to freeze and kill the unwanted tissue. Our state-of-the-art CryOmega allows precise accuracy to the millimeter to avoid damaging neighboring tissues. Pets only experience minor discomfort during the procedure because the cold temperature numbs the nerve endings.

Treatment sessions typically take five minutes, and are recommended once a week until the mass or growth diminishes in size or falls off. In most cases, by the second or third treatment, significant progress is made. The number of treatments depends on the severity of the skin condition. Our medical team will work with you to devise a treatment plan that is best for your pet.


Benefits to Cryosurgery

  • No general anesthesia (Safer than Surgery, especially for geriatric and sensitive pets)
  • Fast recovery
  • Earlier treatment
  • Less painful on the patient. (Non-invasive)
  • Less painful to the owner (Cost-Conscious)

Prices for cryosurgery are often less than a regular surgical procedure, making it a win-win for you and your beloved pet. If you think your pet may benefit from this, give us a call at 215-343-5300 to schedule a consultation and learn more.


Please watch the video below for more information on Cryosurgery.