Soft Tissue Surgery
Does your pet have a lump that won’t go away? Did they eat one of your socks when you weren’t looking? Our veterinarians have the knowledge and skills needed to handle virtually any surgical case. Humane Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital’s veterinary team has over 70 years of surgical and medical experience combined and dedicates over 30 hours of continuing education each year to ensure the best surgical care for every patient.
How Does Laser Surgery Differ from Traditional Surgery?
Our doctors have more than 15 years of experience performing laser surgery. Laser surgery involves the use of a laser in place of a scalpel blade to cut tissue. The advantages of using our surgical laser include:
- Less pain – the laser seals nerve endings
- Less bleeding – blood vessels are also sealed during the procedure
- Reduced inflammation – the laser is more precise, causing less damage to surrounding tissue
- Faster healing and recovery – with less pain, bleeding, and swelling, your pet can heal and recover more quickly
We’re Equipped for General and Emergency Surgery
Whether your pet has a scheduled appointment or needs immediate care, we’re prepared for any situation. Our practice carries state-of-the-art equipment for keeping sick or injured patients stable during hospitalization, along with a digital x-ray machine for efficient diagnosing.
Does your pet need urgent medical or surgical care? Contact us immediately.
Some of Our Surgical Services
For pets that need soft tissue surgery, we can perform the following (and many other) surgeries:
- Foreign body removal
- Spay and neuter
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Pulmonary (lung) surgery
- Intestinal anastomosis (connecting two distant portions of the intestine)
- Gastric bloat correction
- Liver and splenic tumor removal
- Bladder stone removal
- Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) surgery
Your pet’s safety is always our main concern and we take preparation, perioperative care, and postoperative care very seriously. Also, because our hospital treats many flat-faced breeds including English and French Bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, and Persian cats, we’re familiar with the challenges they face in surgery and have the ability to increase their safety significantly.
Our main safety protocols include:
- Doing pre-surgical exams and blood testing
- Measuring anesthesia, pain medication, and antibiotics to accommodate your pet’s size, weight, and health
- IV catheterization for fluid and medication support
- Extensive pain management before, during, and after surgery
- Close monitoring by an assigned technician
- A heated table and blankets to keep your pet warm
- Post-op laser therapy following surgery to minimize pain and swelling
- Recovery in temperature and oxygen-controlled chambers