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Now Available: Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery!
Offering your Pet up to 65% Less Pain
What is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. Instead of a large surgical opening, a laparoscope (camera) is inserted through a small incision and the internal structures of the abdomen are viewed greatly magnified on a TV monitor. Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. A variety of surgical procedures can be performed using laparoscopic techniques including, spays, organ biopsies, gastropexy (stomach surgery), feeding tube placement, and even cystotomies (bladder surgery).
How is a Laparoscopic Spay different than a Traditional Spay?
In a tradional spay a 2 " to 3" or larger incision is made in the abdomen through which the ovarian ligament is blindly torn from the abdominal wall. This tearing may cause bruising and postoperative pain. Traditional spays require significant tension on the ovaries and uterus which may cause trauma and bleeding. When performing a laparoscopic spay, the procedure is done through two tiny incisions in the abdomen, typically 3/16" in size. The procedure is perfomed with magnified views of the organs allowing for greater precision. The ovarian ligament is carefully cut and cauterized, rather than torn. Laparoscopic spays offer patients up to 65% less pain, minimal recovery time and less trauma than tradtional spays.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Spays over Tradtional Surgery