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Soft Tissue Surgery

image113493At both of our locations our surgeons are able to perform a multitude of soft tissue surgeries. Both of our surgery suites are equipped with a surgical laser. The lasers allows the surgeons to make cuts into tissues and cauterize the vessels as they cut. It helps reduce intra-operative bleeding and swelling at the surgery site. The laser is an optional service for spays and neuters.

Ovariohysterectomy (Spay): Spaying a female pet is important to not only help control the pet overpopulation but also for the health of your pet. Spaying your pet significantly decreases the chance of mammary cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine infections.
Castrations (Neuter): Neutering a male pet is important to not only help control the pet overpopulation but also for the health of your pet. Neutering helps prevent unwanted males behavior such as wandering, marking territory, and aggression. Neutering eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and decreases the risk prostate cancer.

Lumpectomy: Our surgeons can surgically remove cancerous and non-cancerous masses. If there is concern of malignancy, we can submit the mass to our outside lab.

Brachycephalic Surgery: This is a group of procedures often performed in Brachycephalic type breeds of dogs such as pugs and bulldogs. It can be performed in cats such as persians as well. This group of surgeries usually consists of trimming the soft palate, opening the stenotic nares, and a tonsilectomy. The surgeon will determine if all of the procedures will need to be performed.

Exploratory Surgery: This type of surgery can occur for many types of reasons. Often times it is to remove an ingested foreign body. Other times the surgery is to remove internal masses, such is the case with a Splenectomy surgery.

Onychectomy (Declaw): We understand that sometimes it is necessary to declaw your feline pet. We practice declaws only with the use of a surgical laser. This is a much more humane practice that is less painful on the patient, more precise, and allows for less bleeding sinsce it cauterizes the vessels as it cuts. We then follow the procedure with a therapeutic laser to decrease inflammation and stimulate healing. All declaw surgeries stay overnight with us one night to receive adequate pain control and monitoring post operatively.

Cystotomy: A cystotomy involves an incision into the urinary bladder usually for retrieval of uroliths (bladder stones). The urolith is then submitted to an outside lab to determine the composition of the stone/s to determine if a long term treatment plan is necessary. Most patients require one night of hospitalization after the surgery to monitor pain control and for urinating without difficulties.

Perineal Urethostomy (P.U): This is a surgery that is often performed on male cats that have had repeated urinary blockages. The surgeon opens up the urethra to the largest spot to help eliminate future blockages that can be dangerous, and life threatening, to the cat.

Anal Gland Removal: Anal Glands are glands located just inside the anus. These glands usually release when the animal is having a bowel movement for territory marking purposes. Since dogs and cats are domesticated pets, the anal glands are not necessary and sometimes can become continually infected. Our surgeons are able to perform an anal gland removal surgery to eliminate these costly, painful, and odiferous issues of anal glands.

Lateral Ear Ablation -Zepp Surgery: Removal of the vertical ear canal in the case of chronic severe ear infections or ear canal masses/polyps.
Total Ear Ablation - TICA: Removal of the entire ear canal in the case of chronic severe ear infections or ear canal masses/polyps. This surgery will remove the patient's ability to hear after the surgery.

Eye Enucleation: This is the removal of the entire globe of the eye due to chronic, painful disease such as Glaucoma or trauma.

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