Here at Oakmount Veterinary Centre we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of treatment and care to every pet we see. Veterinary medicine is advancing all the time, and while we stay abreast of all the latest innovations, we also know that sometimes the old ways are the best!
You can be assured that we only ever introduce new techniques when we know that they deliver significantly better care for your pet.
Laparoscopic (better known as 'keyhole') surgery is one such example. That's why Oakmount Veterinary Centre routinely recommend this technique for many of the female dogs we spey.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for performing abdominal surgery through one or more tiny incisions in the abdominal wall - making it ideal for performing speys. An endoscopic camera is inserted through a tiny incision in your pet's abdomen, providing us with a highly detailed view of the entire procedure and further improving surgical precision.
What are the advantages?
This type of surgery offers a number of benefits, both for you and your pet:
- Reduced pain - the incision is three times smaller than in conventional spey surgery and studies suggest that post-operative pain is reduced by up to 65%.
- Faster recovery - with a smaller wound recovery time is quicker.
- Minimal complication risk - smaller incisions speed up wound healing and lower the risk of any subsequent infection.
- Your pet is usually able to return home with you on the day of her operation.
We would be delighted to discuss the many benefits further with you and help you decide whether laparoscopic surgery is right for your pet.