Just like an endoscopy is a minimal invasive procedure to help diagnose internal issues, a laparoscopy is a minimal invasive surgery to help fix those issues. A laparoscopy uses a narrow tube with a camera on the end to make small incisions in the skin. For many human procedures, laparoscopies are the standard of effectiveness and safety. Some circumstances where a pet will need a laparoscopy include:

  • Collecting biopsy samples for diagnostic purposes
  • Spaying of female pets
  • Gastropexy, a life-saving emergency stomach surgery in certain breed dogs
  • Correcting undescended testicles in male pets

Prior to surgery, the pet’s abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide in order to have enough space for safe movement within the body. During the surgery, a veterinarian uses instruments that can be inserted to make smaller incisions, and uses a monitor to complete the procedure on screen.  

Laparoscopy procedures for pets provide many benefits, including:

  • Quicker recovery times
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Shorter surgeries; less time under anesthesia
  • Less bleeding during surgery

At Rea Road Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer laparoscopy procedures in-house using cutting-edge modern technology and care of our highly-trained team.

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