Many pet owners have felt the anguish of having one of their four-legged friends develop serious medical conditions which call for surgical intervention. When your pet needs surgery or other forms of veterinary care, the veterinarians at Richview Animal Hospital in Etobicoke, ON, are here to help.
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Also known as “keyhole surgery,” Laparoscopic surgery is among the least invasive forms of surgery known to medical science. Laparoscopic surgery is performed by inserting a needle into the abdomen. The abdomen is then inflated to well within the patient’s tolerance. This gives the doctor or surgeon better visibility of the area of concern. Two or three additional incisions are made and used to insert surgical instruments and a miniature exploratory camera, known as a laparoscope. At this point, veterinary professionals will be able to display an image on a large monitor to guide their work.
What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery?
Because every surgical procedure involves at least some level of risk to the patient, medical professionals are always in search of ways to minimize any risks associated with surgery whenever possible. The benefits of Laparoscopic surgery are clear. By reducing the amount of tissue affected by a medical procedure, and minimizing the number and size of the incisions, the veterinarian can limit the risks of the surgery.
With fewer incisions, your pet will experience reduced pain, discomfort, and faster recovery times. With reduced trauma comes a better overall experience for you and your pet. Shorter incisions mean that there will be less risk of infection. It also means that your pet will have less opportunity to scratch or bite at the affected areas after the surgery.
Pets that interfere with stitches and other post-operative artifacts have long been a source of worry and concern for veterinarians. With laparoscope surgical methods, these dangers are greatly reduced in severity and duration.
These important benefits have enabled many dogs, cats, and other animals to enjoy better results from surgical procedures. They have also helped many pet owners to enjoy better peace of mind during and after their furry friend undergoes surgery.
Surgery and Veterinary Care in Etobicoke, ON
Our veterinarians provide this procedure and more to ensure that your pet lives a happy and healthy life. To learn more about our Laparoscopic surgical services, call Richview Animal Hospital in Etobicoke, ON, today at (416) 245-8805.