In our continuing efforts to offer the highest quality veterinary medicine, we are pleased to provide a wide range of surgical services for our patients.
After becoming a standard of care in human surgery, laparoscopic surgery is an emerging and positive trend in veterinary medicine.
Using a camera smaller than the diameter of a pencil we can do dog spays, liver biopsy, gall bladder removal, and urinary bladder exploration with much less risk, less bleeding, less post-operative pain and a much faster healing time than traditional surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery is a little bit more expensive than traditional surgery, but with the significant benefits of reduced complications and pain in addition to faster recovery, it's an ideal choice for the comfort and well-being of your pet.
This involves removing the ovaries through 2 -3 abdominal incisions smaller than the diameter of a pencil while leaving the uterus intact. It prevents a female dog from going in to heat, getting pregnant and reduces the risk of numerous other health issues if a dog isn’t spayed. The common, traditional surgical approach to a spay involves removing both ovaries and the uterus in a dog. Removing just the ovaries is potentially much safer and less painful than removing both the ovaries and uterus. This progressive surgical technique results in fewer complications and a faster recovery.
Large breed deep chested dogs like Great Danes, German Shepherds and Standard poodles are prone to "bloat" or twisted stomachs. This can be prevented by doing a procedure called a gastropexy to tack the stomach to the inside of the abdominal wall – so it can’t twist. Using a laparoscope this can be done through a 2-3cm incision which results in much less pain and bleeding, post-operative discomfort, and a faster recovery.
An exploration of the abdomen is much easier and safer with a laparoscope. Gall bladder and urinary bladder stone removal, liver and other organ biopsies and even kidney removal can all be performed through very small incisions.