Here at Westmoor Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to offer keyhole surgery.
Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery is very common in humans and the technique has now been adapted for operations in animals.
The keyhole spay is performed via three very small holes (usually around 1cm diameter) in the abdomen which allow fine instruments and a magnifying camera inside the body to perform the surgery, removing the ovaries only (ovariectomy) with maximum precision and minimal invasion.
This less invasive method of surgery will give your pet:
- Much smaller wounds.
- Less postoperative pain and discomfort.
- A quick recovery.
Average surgery lasts between 20 and 40 minutes, often resulting in shorter anaesthetic time. Your dog will usually require three to seven days post-operative care.
The cost of keyhole neutering is higher than the traditional method as the procedure is carried out by specially trained surgeons’ and requires specialist equipment.
Some of the other procedures we can offer include:
- Laparoscopic spays.
- Laparoscopic biopsies.
- Assisted gastropexy.
- Removal of retained testicles.
- Abdominal exploratory surgery.
If you are interested in further information regarding laparoscopic procedures or would like to find out about booking an appointment for your pet, please call us on 01822 612561.