Animal Key Hole Surgery Bolsover/Chesterfield| Laparoscopy 

Offering Your Pet up to 65% Less Pain

What is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A laparoscope (camera) inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall provides magnified high definition views of the internal organs allowing greater surgical precision.

Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. The most common application of laparoscopy is biopsy. In recent years, laparoscopy has been adopted as a less traumatic and less painful alternative to traditional spays.

Other surgeries that can be done using this technique include:

  • Abdominally retained testicles
  • Liver and other internal organ biopsies
  • Visual examination of internal tumours
  • Internal bladder examination
  • Ear, nose and throat investigations

Advantages of Laparoscopic Spays over Traditional Surgery

  • A recent study concluded laparoscopic spays caused less surgical stress and up to 65% less post-operative pain than a traditional open surgical spay.*
  • The surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions rather than a single larger one. Smaller incisions are less painful and reduce recovery time and postoperative complications.
  • Laparoscopy allows for better visualisation of abdominal organs.
  • Greater surgical precision minimises pain and blood loss.
  • Average 2 day post operative recovery period.
  • In larger dogs, gastropexy can be performed at the time of spay

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*Devitt, Chad, DVM, MS, DACVS. “Duration, Complication, Stress and Pain or Open Ovariohysterectomy Versus a Simple Method of Laparoscopic-Assisted Ovariohysterectomy in Dogs.” Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association Vol 227. Number 6 (September 15, 2005)

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