Castle Rock, CO
Pet Soft Tissue Surgeries
Abdominal surgery consists of procedures on numerous different organs within the abdomen. These include the liver, gall bladder, stomach, small intestines, colon, pancreas, adrenal glands, bladder, urethra, kidneys, and ureters.
- Hernia – Diaphragmatic hernia, body wall hernia, hiatal hernia, peritoneal-pericardial hernia, perineal hernia
- Liver – Liver lobectomy for abscess or tumor removal, Liver biopsy (open or laparoscopic), Portosystemic shunts
- Gall bladder – Cholecystectomy, Cholecystoenterostomy
- Stomach – Gastropexy (open or laparoscopic), Gastrotomy (foreign body), Gastric Biopsy, Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (GDV)
- Small intestines – Biopsy, Enterotomy or Resection and Anastomosis for foreign body removal, tumor removal
- Colon – Tumor resection, Megacolon
- Pancreas – Biopsy, Tumor Resection, Abscess Drainage
- Adrenal glands – Adrenal mass removal, Adrenalectomy
- Bladder – Cystotomy (bladder stones), Biopsy
- Prostate – Prostatic biopsy, prostatic abscess, prostatic cysts
- Urethra – Urethrotomy (urethral stones), perineal urethrostomy (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease)
- Kidneys – Nephrectomy (tumor, trauma), Nephrotomy (Kidney stones)
- Ureter – Ureterotomy (ureteral stones), Neoureterocystostomy (ectopic ureter)
- Ovaries and Uterus – Ovariohysterectomy (pyometra), Ovariectomy (open or laparoscopic)
- Perianal – anal sacculectomy, perianal mass removal
Upper Airway Surgery
Head and Neck Procedures
Minimally Invasive Surgery
For minimally invasive surgery, we create small incisions through the skin to allow for access to the surgery site through skin ‘portals’. Through these portals, we can insert a small camera into different body cavities including the abdomen, chest, and even joints.
Though small incisions give a small working area, we are able to work with a magnified high-definition image that can often make the surgery easier and allow us to find problems that we might miss with a regular open surgery. Additional portals can easily be created to allow the surgeon to utilize specialized instruments to perform different procedures.
The smaller incisions often allow for a faster recovery with less post-operative pain and a smaller incision for your pet.