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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 small incisions, but more advanced procedures can require 4-6 small ports for instrumentation.  For more information regarding minimally invasive surgery, check out Covidien's website here.

Some of the minimally invasive procedures offered are listed below:

Soft Tissue Procedures


1. Laparoscopic kidney biopsy
2. Laparoscopic assisted ovariohysterectomy (spay)
3. Laparoscopic ovariectomy
4. Laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy
5. Laparoscopic assisted cystoscopy (bladder stone removal)
6. Laparoscopic assisted cystopexy
7. Laparoscopic assisted cystostomy tube placement


1. Exploratory laparoscopy with multiple biopsies
2. Laparoscopic assisted gastropexy
3. Laparoscopic assisted foreign body removal (intestinal)
4. Laparoscopic liver biopsy
5. Laparoscopic pancreatic biopsy
6. Laparoscopic abdominal mass explore and biopsy
7. Laparoscopic assisted colopexy
8. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
9. Laparoscopic assisted feeding tube placement (low-profile gastrostomy, gastrostomy, jejunostomy)
10. Laparoscopic assisted cholecystectomy – coming soon

1. Exploratory thoracoscopy
Indications: spontaneous pneumothorax, acute pyothorax
2. Partial lung lobectomy
3. Pericardiectomy
4. Complete lung lobectomy (with one lung ventilation) –coming soon
5. Pericardioscopy
6. Pleural biopsies

Orthopedic Procedures

Elbow Arthroscopy

1. Exploratory arthroscopy
2. Arthroscopic debridement
3. Subtotal medial coronoidectomy
4. Ununited anconeal process removal or repair

Shoulder arthroscopy
1. Exploratory arthroscopy (intraarticular tendon evaluation)
2. Biceps tenectomy
3. OCD lesion removal and debridement

Stifle arthroscopy
1. Exploratory arthroscopy
2. Meniscectomy

Tarsal arthroscopy
OCD lesion removal and debridement


Minimally invasive surgery

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