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Surgical Services

Should your pet require a surgical procedure, our surgeons are trained in the latest techniques, to include: Laparoscopy Surgery and Laser Surgery. We present a wide range of soft tissue surgeries which include: spays and neuters, declaw, hernia repair, hematoma, tumor removal, skin growth removal and biopsies. Further, we offer more advanced surgeries such as: gastropexy, exploratory, eye enucleation, caesarian section, splenectomy, cystotomy, perineal urethrostomy, entropion repair, cherry eye pocket surgery, gastrotomy. For a listing of our Orthopedic Surgical Procedures and Canine Reproductive Services please visit the subsequent tabs.

Anesthesia Overview

Many clients have legitimate concerns about anesthesia safety. We agree and understand the importance of anesthesia safety. Anesthesia at Vale Park Animal Hospital is administered meticulously with monitoring support. An anesthesia plan is established with consideration of the pet’s history, physical exam findings, medical tests and the anticipated procedure to be performed. From these findings our surgeons select the best anesthesia drugs for your pet.

Equipment Used to Provide Anesthetic Care

  • Pulse Oximetry and tissue color with capillary refill time helps us to evaluate oxygeation and perfustion (to ensure the tissues receive vital nutrients from adequate blood flow).
  • Electrocardiography (EKG) monitors your pet's heart rate, rhythm, pulse strength, and blood pressure.
  • IV Fluids - All patients receive fluid theapy during anesthesia.

Close monitoring and observation is very important to ensure patient safety. Your pet is monitored by our staff until they are waking and stable. Close observation is continued during the anesthesia recovery period to help avoid patient discomfort, fear or injury.

Laparoscopy Surgery Overview

What is Laparoscopy Surgery?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A laparoscope (camera) is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen magnifies internal structures of the abdomen on a TV monitor for a more thorough examination. Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. The most common application of laparoscopy in veterinary medicine is for spays (overiectomy), biopsies, and gastropexy (stomach tack). It’s been used in humans for nearly two decades, but, in recent years, laparoscopy has been adopted as a less traumatic and less painful alternative to traditional surgeries in veterinary medicine as well.

What are the benefits of Laparoscopy?

  • Small incisions mean less pain for your pet
  • Much quicker return to full activity. Most pets can play normally 1-2 days after laparoscopic surgery compared to 5-10 days for traditional surgery
  • Allows for visualization of internal organs
  • Less blood loss

Laser Surgery Overview

What is a Laser?

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of coherent light that can cut, seal or vaporize tissue. In the recent past, surgical lasers have become very important to veterinary medicine. With the arrival of surgical laser, many disease states previously treated by scalpel or electrosurgical unit are now treated with surgical laser. Laser provides the surgeon with improved hemostasis (the stopping of the blood flow) while significantly reducing the pain and swelling due to its unique properties.

What are the Benefits of Laser?

  • Less Pain - As the laser "cuts", nerve endings are sealed; thus, your pet will experience less pain and be more comfortable post operatively
  • Less Swelling - Laser is an invisible beam of light. Therefore, tissue is not torn or bruised. There is less swelling because there is nothing touching your pet's skin except light
  • Less Bleeding - Blood vessels are sealed by the laser. This helps to further reduce the risk of possible complications

How Does the Laser Help My Pet?

  • Precision unhealthy tissue can be removed while minimizing adverse effects to healthy surrounding tissue.
  • Infection risk is reduced - as diseased tissue is removed, laser incisions are sealed, which greatly reduces the amount of bacteria present

"Plastic Surgery" With the Laser

Oliver is an adorable little pug but he was born with very small slits for nostrils. This caused him to work hard for each breath, and actually made him tired and less active because he wasn't getting enough air.

The laser is used to remove extra nose tissue so that his nostrils are wide open. This is what his nose looked like a few days after surgery. You can see the scabs where the extra tissue (known as alar folds) was removed. He also has some blue stitches where some extra eyelid folds were removed.

This is Oliver's nose after they have completely healed. His human mom and dad report he's very active now, doesn't sleep as much, and can handle exercise much better than before.

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