Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery (other than spaying and neutering) that can be undertaken at the surgery according to your pets ailments include:

PERICARDECTOMY

Involves removing all or part of the pericardium (fluid filled sac that surrounds the heart) when complications have arisen such as neoplasia, congestive heart failure leading to pericardial effusion (the collection of fluid within the pericardial sac). This procedure is only undertaken when diagnostics such as ultrasonography, radiology, pericardiocentesis (performed to obtain a sample for analysis and to relieve signs associated with fluid build up) and medical intervention have proven pericardectomy to be the only course of action.

NEPHRECTOMY

The removal of a diseased or neoplastic (cancerous) kidney where the presence of one normally functioning kidney is proven.

EXPLORATORY LAPOROTOMY

This procedure is undertaken when after various diagnostic tests, a foreign body, neoplasia or obstruction of unknown origin needs to be removed from the abdomen.

ANAL SAC REMOVAL

The surgical removal of chronically infected or neoplastic anal sacs. For further information on this operation, please refer to our Procedures section.

CYSTOTOMY

Surgery of the bladder to remove bladder stones and to biopsy bladder masses.

TRAUMATIC RUPTURE REPAIR

If your pet has been unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident or trauma, it is not uncommon for internal organs to be displaced and need surgical intervention. This will be first determined by diagnostic radiology and ultrasonography.

GASTROPEXY

A gastropexy is the creation of a permanent adhesion between the stomach and the body wall. The most common indication for this type of surgery is to prevent recurrence of gastric torsion that occurs in GDV (Gastric dilatation and volvulus).

SPLENECTOMY

The removal of the spleen following trauma or neoplasia.

URETHROSTOMY

This surgery is indicated where recurrent episodes of urethral obstruction due to urinary tract disease, urethral strictures or urethral trauma has occurred.

PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSIS(PDA)

A patent ductus arteriosus is a normal structure found in the unborn human and animal, however, by the third day after birth it usually closes. A PDA shunts blood back to the lungs and heart, which results in heart failure. Corrective surgery is more successful if done in the young animal, before permanent heart damage has occurred. Surgery is relatively simple (involving ligation(tie-ing off) of the ductus arteriosus) and will bring the patient out of heart failure almost immediately. Please see further information on our procedures section.

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery (other than spaying and neutering) that can be undertaken at the surgery according to your pets ailments include:

PERICARDECTOMY

Involves removing all or part of the pericardium (fluid filled sac that surrounds the heart) when complications have arisen such as neoplasia, congestive heart failure leading to pericardial effusion (the collection of fluid within the pericardial sac). This procedure is only undertaken when diagnostics such as ultrasonography, radiology, pericardiocentesis (performed to obtain a sample for analysis and to relieve signs associated with fluid build up) and medical intervention have proven pericardectomy to be the only course of action.

NEPHRECTOMY

The removal of a diseased or neoplastic (cancerous) kidney where the presence of one normally functioning kidney is proven.

EXPLORATORY LAPOROTOMY

This procedure is undertaken when after various diagnostic tests, a foreign body, neoplasia or obstruction of unknown origin needs to be removed from the abdomen.

ANAL SAC REMOVAL

The surgical removal of chronically infected or neoplastic anal sacs. For further information on this operation, please refer to our Procedures section.

CYSTOTOMY

Surgery of the bladder to remove bladder stones and to biopsy bladder masses.

TRAUMATIC RUPTURE REPAIR

If your pet has been unfortunate enough to be involved in a road traffic accident or trauma, it is not uncommon for internal organs to be displaced and need surgical intervention. This will be first determined by diagnostic radiology and ultrasonography.

GASTROPEXY

A gastropexy is the creation of a permanent adhesion between the stomach and the body wall. The most common indication for this type of surgery is to prevent recurrence of gastric torsion that occurs in GDV (Gastric dilatation and volvulus).

SPLENECTOMY

The removal of the spleen following trauma or neoplasia.

URETHROSTOMY

This surgery is indicated where recurrent episodes of urethral obstruction due to urinary tract disease, urethral strictures or urethral trauma has occurred.

PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSIS(PDA)

A patent ductus arteriosus is a normal structure found in the unborn human and animal, however, by the third day after birth it usually closes. A PDA shunts blood back to the lungs and heart, which results in heart failure. Corrective surgery is more successful if done in the young animal, before permanent heart damage has occurred. Surgery is relatively simple (involving ligation(tie-ing off) of the ductus arteriosus) and will bring the patient out of heart failure almost immediately. Please see further information on our procedures section.