Laparoscopy for Pets

Unlock the door to a quicker recovery for your pet. Laparoscopy, also known as keyhole surgery is a less invasive surgical procedure performed through a small incision. Taking this route can mean a quicker recovery time, reduced postoperative pain and less need for medication. To discuss whether laparoscopy is the right fit, give us a call at 604-885-2309. 

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What is a less invasive procedure?

A laparoscopic procedure is considered less invasive and safer as it only requires a small incision compared to more traditional ​​abdominal surgery. Although all surgeries come with risks, the benefits of this are reduced scarring at the incision site, reduced loss of blood, shorter recovery times and fewer post-operative complications such as infection or inflammation. Our veterinarians would be happy to discuss with you if this is the right fit and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the specific procedure your pet needs.

Which procedures are performed with laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic procedures can be used as a diagnostic tool to biopsy the internal organs of your pet to diagnose diseases such as cancer. Other procedures it might be helpful for include:

  • Spaying
  • Examining internal organs 
  • Removing stones or tumours
  • Biopsies of the liver, kidneys, or intestines

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