Before every surgery, our team at Parkville Animal Hospital will conduct a thorough examination, including pre-operative bloodwork and EKG, to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia and the procedure itself.
During the procedure, we will assign a member of the staff to monitor the pet’s vitals for safety. We will ensure that pain medication is used appropriately so your pet will be as comfortable as possible. When possible, we will perform minimal invasive operations, such as laparoscopy or endoscopy, as these options tend to be better for patients.
After the operation, we will continue to monitor the animal to ensure they are recovering from the anesthesia, and to discuss future pain management.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery is simply any surgery not related to bones or joints. It ranges from routine elective procedures such as spays and neuters to more complicated intra-abdominal surgeries.
Surgical oncology is the most recommended treatment for localized cancer. This approach aims to completely remove the cancerous mass before it has time to spread to other areas of the body.
If cysts, tumors, hernias, etc. are discovered, a mass removal would likely be recommended, as masses like these can cause some cancers, and discomfort.
Ingestion of foreign objects is the most common reason for gastrointestinal procedure. Common signs of abdominal pain include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, weight loss, and loss of appetite.
The surgical removal of the spleen. This is only recommended in unique cases, especially where other treatments have failed.
Foreign Body Removal
A procedure that comes as treatment for gastrointestinal problems. Foriegn objects stuck inside the digestive tract most commonly require this type of procedure.
A c-section is the use of surgery to deliver babies. A c-section is often necessary when a natural delivery would put the baby or mother at risk.
A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a fiber-optic instrument is inserted through the abdominal wall to view the organs in the abdomen or to permit a surgical procedure.