Our Veterinary Centre in West Kirby are offering keyhole surgery for dogs and cats for procedures such as neutering
We at Acorn always strive to offer the highest levels of patient care and this is the latest tool we have available to us to maximise this.
What is keyhole surgery?
In many conventional procedures, a large incision is made to allow the surgeon good visualisation and handling. Laparoscopic or ‘keyhole’ surgery involves making two or three very small entry points into the abdomen to allow a camera (just 5mm-10mm in diameter) and instruments to be introduced to perform the necessary procedure. The advantages of this include:
Faster recovery time
Quicker return to full activity
Reduced post-operative discomfort
Shorter anaesthetic time for some procedures
What procedures can be performed by keyhole?
Many commonly performed procedures can be performed laparoscopically, these include:
Ovariectomy or “speying” in dogs – removal of the ovaries for neutering
Cryptorchidectomy – removal of undescended testicles within the abdomen
Biopsies of the liver or pancreas
Exploration of the abdomen
Gastropexy – for prevention of a twisted stomach
Cystotomy – exploration of the bladder
Whilst keyhole surgery is nowhere near as invasive as conventional surgery your pet will receive appropriate pain relief, before, during and after the procedure.
What are the benefits of having your bitch spayed?
It will reduce the risk of your bitch developing mammary tumours
Prevenetion of life-threatening womb infection, pyometra
Prevention of ovarian cancer
No seasons or unwanted puppies
If you would like to talk to us in more detail about this procedure please contact us on 0151 625 9916 and we will be happy to answer any questions.