Grace Animal Hospital

PetSoft Tissue Surgery

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Pet Soft Tissue Surgery

Pet Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery encompasses a wide range of non-orthopedic procedures. These surgeries address conditions related to the ear, nose, and throat, as well as oncological, gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, skin reconstructive, hepatic, and urogenital surgeries.

We understand that surgery can be a stressful experience for both you and your pet. Our commitment is to provide care that is both compassionate and reassuring.

Common Soft Tissue Procedures

Here are some of the most common soft tissue surgeries we perform at our animal hospital:

Spay & Neuter This procedure involves the removal of the ovaries or testicles to render your dog or cat infertile. Besides preventing overpopulation, it also helps your pet avoid various diseases and cancers later in life.

C-Section Cesarean delivery (C-section) is the surgical removal of puppies or kittens via incisions in the abdomen and uterus. Typically performed in emergencies, it helps when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.

Skin Growths or Tumors Skin growths or tumors can be benign or malignant (cancerous). The type of surgery depends on the tumor’s nature, location, size, and your pet’s overall health.

Prophylactic Gastropexy This surgery prevents a life-threatening condition called gastric dilatation-volvulus (bloat), where the dog’s stomach stretches excessively and twists, cutting off its blood supply. The procedure involves attaching the stomach to the abdominal wall to prevent it from flipping, often done during spaying or neutering in young pets around six months old.

Laparoscopic Surgery This minimally invasive technique uses a tiny camera inserted through a small incision to provide a magnified view of the abdomen, used for various procedures, reducing pain and recovery time for your pet.

Intestinal Obstruction Surgery may be needed to remove gastrointestinal blockages caused by pets ingesting items like bones, rocks, or toys.

Bladder Stones Symptoms like increased water intake, frequent urination, or house accidents may indicate bladder stones. Surgery can resolve this issue, with additional preventive care required.

Cystotomy A cystotomy involves creating an opening in the urinary bladder wall to treat bladder stones, tumors, blood clots, or trauma. It can also be used to obtain biopsy samples.

Skin Lacerations Lacerations are often jagged, irregular wounds that require surgical repair with sutures if large enough.