When Surgery is the Answer

Surgery

Veterinary surgery from minimally invasive to complex procedures

Orthopedic surgery:

  • Fracture repair, including severe or complicated fractures of the limbs, spine and pelvis
  • Diagnosis and surgical treatment of lameness
  • Surgical stabilization of all stifle (knee) injuries including cranial cruciate ligament repairs using TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy), TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement), and extracapsular repair procedures
  • Treatment of joint cartilage surface injuries (OCD) in the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle
  • Minimally invasive surgery – arthroscopy
  • Correction of hereditary limb abnormalities, including luxating patella, angular limb deformities, and growth plate injuries
  • Medical and surgical management of hip dysplasia in both younger and older dogs including total hip replacement, triple pelvis osteotomy and juvenile pubic symphoidesis
  • Joint arthrodesis (fusion)
  • Management of elbow dysplasia
  • Management of arthritis including Stem Cell Therapy
  • Mandibular and maxillary surgery
  • Joint luxation repair
  • OFA radiographs (x rays)
  • Therapeutic amputations

 

Neurologic surgery:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of spinal disease, including intervertebral disc protrusion (herniated disc), lumbosacral disease, spinal tumors, spinal fractures and luxations, and atlantoaxial (neck) instability.

Soft tissues surgery:

  • Oncologic surgery
  • Biopsies, tumor removal or reduction
  • Hepatic and biliary surgery
  • Spleen surgery
  • Gastric dilation-volvulus (bloat)
  • Urogenital including renal, ureteral, bladder, and urethral surgery
  • Ear canal resections, ablations, and bulla osteotomy
  • Reconstructive procedures for the skin – wound-management, and skin grafts
  • Minimally invasive surgery – laparoscopy and thoracosopy
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Cardiovascular surgery including pericardial disease and correction of congenital defects such as PDA.
  • Respiratory surgery including laryngeal paralysis and other upper-airway disease and lung disorders
  • Hernia repair
  • Endocrine surgery, including adrenal and parathyroid organs
  • Anal gland removal

 

Surgical services also include:

  • 24-hour care, including monitoring of vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature), diet, intake, and eliminations
  • Close monitoring during recovery by our veterinarians and nursing staff. Pain medications and antibiotics are precisely administered and your surgeon’s specific instructions are followed at all times
  • Clean bedding and caring personal attention to your pet’s physical comfort and emotional well-being
  • Regular updates for you and your referring veterinarian
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