Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is a minimally invasive option for a number of both routine and non-routine surgeries in veterinary patients.
Bitch spays, for example, performed by laparoscopy lead to speedier patient recovery times with less post-operative pain experienced. There is little or no blood loss and trauma to the tissues is minimal due to the small incisions and the lack of tissue handling.
The laparoscopy procedure involves inserting a camera and the instruments into the patient via small “ports” (incisions) in the skin under general anaesthetic.
Gas is then used to increase the space in the body cavity under general anaesthetic. This allows the surgeon to perform the procedure. Electro surgery (i.e. using electric current) is used to close the blood vessels off rather than the use of stitches.
The small incisions in the skin are closed with single stitches. Laparoscopy requires specialist equipment and training therefore the procedure will have an additional cost.
The following are some of the procedures we perform using laparoscopy;
|Ovariohysterectomy||Ovarian remnants||Cryptorchid patient|
|Cystoscopy||Gastric feeding tube||Intestinal feeding tube|