Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery is most commonly performed on pets to remove masses or lumps, which are either found to be benign (non-harmful) or more serious. Early removal and proper diagnosis of these lumps are necessary to improve your pet's wellbeing if the mass is found to be cancerous.
There are other benefits to soft tissue surgery, like if your dog is suffering from frequent ear infections. If they continue to occur, then a surgical intervention can reduce this occurrence by improving the airflow into their ear canal so harmful build-up is stopped.
This surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. If your pet's eyes are tearing an abnormal amount, this can mean an infection is present or their cornea has been damaged. With the help of this surgery, the cornea can heal faster with less scarring and can improve your pet's ability to see. This surgery can improve comfort and reduce the chances of scarring.
Our clinic performs many types of orthopedic surgeries for our patients. If your pet is in need of a back surgery or other complex surgeries, we typically refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons for the best possible outcome.
One of the most common orthopedic problems that we can resolve is leg fractures. They can be treated in a number of different ways, depending on the location of the fracture and what type of fracture it is. While applying a cast is one option, many types of fractures require a surgical intervention, such as:
• Pinning: This stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long, stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area.
• Plating: This involves attaching a flat, stainless steel plate to the pet's bone by using screws on either side of the fracture to keep it in place.
• External Fixation: This stabilizes the fracture by using a series of pins on the outside of the leg that pass through the skin and into the bone on either side of the fracture.
We are also able to perform many orthopedic surgeries related to hip dysplasia and disc disease. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you think your pet is in need of treatment.