Surgical Procedures

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Surgical Procedures 2017-12-07T16:08:05+00:00

Surgical Services: From simple procedures to highly complex

When your pet needs surgery, it is performed with a minimum amount of discomfort and in a sterile environment. And when the procedure is complete, your pet will recuperate in a caring, clean, safe environment.

Our staff, facility, and equipment assure that our patients receive excellent care with the best possible outcomes. A fully equipped surgical suite includes high-tech surgical, anesthesia and monitoring equipment as well as “positive air pressure” to prevent circulation of air from other areas into the suite.

Surgeries performed at our practice range from spay/neuters and suturing lacerations to major abdominal procedures and orthopedic reconstruction following traumatic injury.

Anesthesia

All surgical patients receive pre-anesthetic blood testing to identify potential problems. The advanced anesthesia we use facilitates “quick down/quick up” for our surgical patients, which means less time under anesthesia and faster recovery. Vital signs are monitored continuously for each patient.

Soft Tissue Surgeries

Both Emergency and Primary Care veterinarians perform soft tissue surgeries. Examples of time-critical emergency soft tissue surgeries include cesarean sections for difficult births; repairing lacerations from fights or car injuries; and surgery to relieve gastric dilation-volvulus (bloat). Examples of Primary Care soft-tissue surgeries include removal and biopsy of masses and removal of foreign bodies.

Orthopdic Procedures

Orthopedic surgeries can usually be scheduled, even in the case of a traumatic injury. In addition to traditional orthopedic surgeries to repair broken bones, we also use sophisticated equipment for joint repairs such as Tibial Tuberosity Advancements (TTA) repair for ruptured knee ligaments.

Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Endoscopic procedures can offer a minimally invasive alternative to surgery. Some examples are:

  • Removal of foreign bodies that have not yet entered the small intestine
  • Exploratory procedures and biopsies
  • Ear treatment

Because minimally invasive endoscopic procedures avoid incisions, they allow faster recoveries with less pain.

Post Operative Recovery

Following surgery, patients recover in our Intensive Care Unit. Veterinary staff members are on site 24/7 to provide continuous monitoring and care.