Laparoscopy for Pets

A type of surgery with faster recovery time and less medication post-operation.

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive type of surgery used in human and pet medicine. Normal surgeries can have complications and take months to heal depending on the type of procedure, but with laparoscopy, the recovery time is reduced. With this type of surgery, a smaller incision is made which means your pet will require less medication during recovery. To find out more about laparoscopic surgery, reach out to us at 905-844-3331.

When might veterinarians recommend laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopy is a great alternative for pets instead of open wound surgery. With this procedure, your pet recovers faster and requires less medication. Laparoscopy is used for:

  1. Organ biopsy
  2. Internal organ examination
  3. Abdominal tumour removal
  4. Spay surgery
  5. Bladder stone removal

How does laparoscopic surgery work?

Before we perform the surgery, your pet needs to have lab work done to determine the safe amount of anesthesia to use. From the results, the surgeon can determine how well your pet will respond to the surgery. If your pet is healthy enough for the procedure, the surgery will begin with the administration of anesthesia. Your pet is then connected to monitoring equipment to ensure their safety while they are unconscious. A tiny incision is made on their abdomen to insert a camera. With the small camera, the surgeon can then examine the internal organs and guide the surgical tools.

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