Minimally Invasive Surgery

Recent innovations in veterinary and minimally invasive surgical technology are changing the face of veterinary soft tissue surgery. New minimally invasive surgical approaches have been developed to compliment or replace traditional techniques. In many cases, quicker recovery time and superior visualization have also been demonstrated with minimally invasive techniques. Most minimally invasive procedures require 2-3 small incisions, but more advanced procedures can require 4-6 small ports for instrumentation.

Some of the minimally invasive procedures offered are listed below:

Soft Tissue Procedures

Laparoscopic kidney biopsy
Laparoscopic assisted ovariohysterectomy (spay)
Laparoscopic ovariectomy
Laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy
Laparoscopic assisted cystoscopy (bladder stone removal)
Laparoscopic assisted cystopexy
Laparoscopic assisted cystostomy tube placement

Exploratory laparoscopy with multiple biopsies
Laparoscopic assisted gastropexy
Laparoscopic assisted foreign body removal (intestinal)
Laparoscopic liver biopsy
Laparoscopic pancreatic biopsy
Laparoscopic abdominal mass explore and biopsy
Laparoscopic assisted colopexy
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
Laparoscopic assisted feeding tube placement (low-profile gastrostomy, gastrostomy, jejunostomy
Laparoscopic assisted cholecystectomy

Exploratory thoracoscopy (Indications: spontaneous pneumothorax, acute pyothorax)
Partial lung lobectomy
Complete lung lobectomy (with one lung ventilation)
Pleural biopsies

Orthopedic Procedures

Elbow Arthroscopy
Exploratory arthroscopy (FCP and OCD surgeries)
Arthroscopic debridement
Subtotal medial coronoidectomy
Ununited anconeal process removal or repair
SynCart therapy
Osteochondral Allograft Transplantion Surgery

Shoulder arthroscopy
Exploratory arthroscopy (intraarticular tendon evaluation)
Biceps tenectomy
OCD lesion removal and debridement

Stifle arthroscopy
Exploratory arthroscopy

Tarsal arthroscopy
OCD lesion removal and debridement