Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery
In certain circumstances this ‘keyhole’ surgical technique can provide a number of advantages over conventional surgery such as:
- Less trauma.
- Less pain.
- Much faster recovery for the patient.
- Fewer stitches.
Where its use is appropriate, the keyhole technique usually involves three small incisions (cuts) rather than the single large incision associated with conventional surgery.
Whilst we can use this type of surgery on a number of different abdominal surgical procedures, by far the most commonly performed laparoscopic surgery is the neutering of female dogs.
Laparoscopic Spaying of Pets
We are very pleased to be able to offer ’keyhole’ neutering surgery at our Sutterton Hospital site. Most pets do not need to stay in overnight and are reunited with their owners later the same day.
During the procedure, we remove both ovaries. This will mean that your pet will no longer have seasons, cannot become pregnant and it will reduce the risk of other diseases such as uterine infections and mammary cancer.
Please contact the surgery for more information.
- Lameness Investigations
- Cruciate ligament rupture
- Patella luxation
- Fracture repair
We typically ask to see cases back at 10-14 days and again at 2 months post-operatively for check ups and for follow up radiography where this is indicated.
Soft Tissue & General Surgery
- Complex wound reconstruction
- Neoplastic surgery
- Ear canal surgery
- Perineal herniarraphy
Some surgical oncology cases are also treated with chemotherapeutic agents. These may be administered via the home practice or by ourselves, as appropriate.
We can also help in the investigation and case planning for …
- Unexplained weight loss / inappetance
- Suspected hyperadrenocorticism
- Abdominal masses / pain / distension
- Vomiting or diarrhoea
- Dysuria / haematuria
- Elevated liver enzymes or bile acids
- Prostate, spleen, pancreas, renal, liver or GIT issues
- Problematic otitis cases
- Anal furunculosis