We have a state of the art surgical suite with two operating tables and perform many surgical operations. Our vets are highly skilled and some have further specialised to perform more complex procedures. Our range of surgical ability is vast and ranges from more routine types of neutering on a variety of species and simple lump removals to more complex and delicate surgery.
Laparoscopy (also known as keyhole surgery) is now a routine method of performing surgery in human hospitals all over the world. The surgery is performed by inserting an endoscope (small camera attached to a long tube) along with tailor made instruments through tiny incisions in the body. Laparoscopic surgery is performed with great precision, thanks to the magnification and increased visualisation provided by the scope. The small diameter of the laparoscope allows for a much smaller surgical incision size in comparison to that produced via regular surgical methods.
Surgery performed this way can greatly reduce patient recovery time and generally results in less trauma to the body, thus reducing the amount and length of post-operative pain. This allows the patient to become more active much sooner than if the surgery is performed in the traditional way and may significantly reduce the likelihood of the patient interfering or licking the wound.
This is a specialist surgery that requires great skill from the surgeon, the equipment, maintenance and insurance is very expensive. Therefore the price of such specialist and advanced surgery is higher than traditional methods. It is up to the individual owner to decide what is the best option for their pet and to weigh up the benefits of a potential faster, safer period of recovery and the additional costs due to the specialised team of staff and expensive state of the art equipment.
If you would like any further information regarding this service, please contact us at the Hospital.