Laparoscopic Procedures

Minimally Invasive Surgery

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● Less pain
● Faster recovery
● Fewer post-op complications

Thorough visual examination of the abdominal organs (diaphragm, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, bladder, spleen, stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, colon, ovaries and uterus in females, and more) yielding much more information than the normal abdominal exploratory surgery for pets including cats and dogs.

“Just like in human medicine, laparoscopic surgeries heal faster and result in 65% less postoperative pain.”

“The future of veterinary medicine is here with reduced surgery time and smaller holes which hurt less.”

Common Laparoscopic Procedures:
● Ovariectomy (“European spay” or removal of ovaries)
● Ovariohysterectomy (“American spay” or removal of ovaries and uterus)
● Preventative Gastropexy (avoid future stomach bloat and torsion in dogs)
● Chryptorchid testicle removal (undescended testicle removal)
● Cystic calculi removal (removal of bladder stones)

Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Procedures

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● Biopsies of Liver, Pancreas, Intestine, and Bladder wall (magnified site selection)
● Rhinoscopy (entering the nasal passage and sinus for biopsy or treatment)
● Laryngeal Paralysis Diagnosis (magnified viewing of the larynx)
● Collapsing Trachea Diagnosis (magnified view of the trachea)
● Small Foreign Body Removal from abdomen or chest (Foxtails, needles, etc.)
● Urinary Tract Malfunction Diagnosis (magnified view of the urethra and bladder)

 

Laparoscopic photos of abdominal organs:

Normal stomach 1

Stomach – normal 1

Normal stomach 2

Stomach – normal 2

Stomach - normal 1

Stomach – normal 3

Stomach - normal 2

Stomach – normal 4

Spleen - normal 1

Spleen – normal 1

Spleen - normal 2

Spleen – normal 2

Spleen - abnormal 1

Spleen – abnormal 1

Uterus - normal 1

Uterus – normal 1

Ovary - normal 1

Ovary – normal 1

Liver normal - 1

Liver – normal 1

Liver & gallbladder - normal 1

Liver & Gallbladder – normal 1

Liver & Gallbladder - normal 2

Liver & Gallbladder – normal 2

Liver & Gallbladder - normal 3

Liver & Gallbladder – normal 3

Liver - abnormal 1

Liver – abnormal 1

Kidney & liver - normal 1

Kidney & liver – abnormal 1

Liver biopsy 1

Liver biopsy 1

Liver cancer 1

Liver – cancer 1

Kidney - normal 2

Kidney – normal 1

Kidney - abnormal 1

Kidney – abnormal 1

Kidney - abnormal biopsy

Kidney – abnormal biopsy

Pancreas - normal 1

Pancreas – normal 1

Biopsy of small intestine

Biopsy of small intestine

Gastropexy 1

Gastropexy 1

Gastropexy 2

Gastropexy 2

Gastropexy 3

Gastropexy 3

Bladder - normal 1

Bladder – normal 1

Cryptorchid (retained) testicle 1

Cryptorchid (retained) testicle 1

Rhinoscopy 1 - cancer

Rhinoscopy – cancer 1

Rhinoscopy 2 - cancer

Rhinoscopy – cancer 2