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Cryosurgery, also known as cryotherapy, refers to using extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue.

It is used to treat several conditions in both pets and humans, especially skin problems. At Parkview Pet Hospital, we perform cryosurgery for pets to remove skin tags, and we’re thrilled to offer this service to our patients.


There is no real “surgery” involved in cryosurgery.
Instead, it involves applying extreme cold to kill living tissue. It works well in areas where traditional surgery would be difficult. It’s also an excellent option for pets who cannot undergo anesthesia. The procedure causes temporary discomfort, but there is no need for sedation or anesthesia in most cases.

During treatment, we apply liquid nitrogen to the skin tag using a specialized device. A veterinarian places the device’s probe against the skin tag and pulls the trigger. This delivers extreme cold directly to the lesion. The probe remains in place until a small halo of frozen skin appears around the bump. Then, the vet releases the trigger and waits for the probe to thaw so they can remove it from the skin. This freeze-thaw procedure is repeated up to three times to ensure that the skin tag is killed.
cute persian cat with a cone after surgery

Cryosurgery for Pets IN LONG BEACH

If your pet has skin tags, removing them with cryosurgery may be a perfect solution. We are proud to provide cryosurgery for pets in Long Beach and the surrounding areas and would be happy to help you determine whether it’s right for your beloved companion. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more.


Parkview Pet Hospital performs cryosurgery for dogs and cats in Long Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Cerritos, Cypress, Bellflower, Torrence, Downey, and nearby communities.
The best vet hospital in Lakewood Village and Lakewood Park.

Monday - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Tuesday - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Sunday - Closed

4103 N Viking Way Suite A
Long Beach CA 90808