Wednesday 08th Jan, 2020
At Roundhouse Referrals, we carry out Laparoscopic Ovariectomy, a great alternative to traditional ‘open’ surgery.
In Keyhole Neutering, the female dog has her ovaries removed laparoscopically: using a small camera and cutting edge ‘vessel sealing device’ to prevent bleeding.
This contrasts with traditional neutering, where the procedure would involve a long incision on the midline of the tummy, with the uterus and ovaries being tied with surgical suture and removed through the larger wound.
What are the benefits of Keyhole Neutering?
The main benefits of performing Keyhole Neutering include; a reduction in post-operative pain, quicker recovery times, smaller wound size, less complications associated with post-operative wounds, less risk of post-operative infections and for almost all patients a shorter period of hospitalisation.
In deep chested breeds such as Daisy, a gastropexy procedure can also be performed at the same time as laparoscopic Ovariectomy. The laparoscopic ‘pexy’ surgery would prevent dogs such as Daisy from developing ‘twisted stomachs’ in the future.
Daisy, a 18-month-old Great Dane, recently visited us for a Laparoscopic Ovariectomy, was a great patient and made a fantastic smooth recovery following her keyhole surgery.
If you would like to know more about laparoscopic neutering , feel free to give us a call on 0141 649 1316.