Veterinary endoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for performing procedures through natural openings in the body. It results in less pain, minimal recovery time, and fewer complications for the pet. It’s commonly used for foreign body removal, and stomach, intestine, and colon biopsies.
Another minimally invasive procedure, is a modern technique in which abdominal surgery is performed through a few small incisions, as compared to one larger with traditional surgery. A laparoscope - a telescopic rod lens system - is usually connected to a video camera, which allows the surgeon to see magnified detailed images on a TV monitor while performing the procedure. There are a number of advantages to laparoscopic surgery versus the traditional open procedure, such as reduced blood loss, less pain, and faster recovery time.
Laparoscopic procedures we now perform include: Gastropexy – permanently attaching the stomach to the body wall to prevent deadly bloat in giant breed dogs; Ovariectomy – removal of the ovaries, also called a laparoscopic spay; Cryptorchid neuter – removal of an abdominally-retained testicle; and Abdominal exploratories, with biopsies of the liver, pancreas, intestine, or spleen.
Learn more about laparoscopic spays here lapspay.com