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:
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:
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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