Those of you who know us at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital know that we have your pet’s best interest at heart. We are always searching for ways to bring the best medicine and the best care to your precious cargo. Laparoscopic pet surgeries allow us to provide the best in surgical care and optimal outcomes for our patients.
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Laparoscopic procedures have been utilized in human medicine for several decades now and are the standard of care for many surgeries. This technique has (somewhat) recently crossed over into veterinary medicine, and we think it’s an amazing option for many types of procedures.
During a laparoscopic surgery, a small incision is made into the body, allowing us to insert a small camera (laparoscope) into the abdominal cavity. The abdomen is then filled with air to allow better visualization. One or two additional small (about 1 cm) incisions are also made to introduce surgical instruments. The surgeon can then view everything on a monitor and complete a wide variety of procedures without any additional trauma.