If you have a young bouncy dog who might be difficult to keep quiet for 10-14 days post op, or you are worried about your dog licking and chewing at a wound, keyhole surgery will make life easier for you.
We are also able to perform an increasing number of procedures by keyhole surgery. We are able to perform exploratory surgery in our more fragile patients to help secure a better understanding of what the problem might be. We are also able to perform laparoscopic assisted gastropexy in larger dogs to reduce the risk of potentially fatal twisted stomachs.
There are a number of advantages compared to a traditional bitch spay:
• Less pain after surgery
• Smaller incisions
• Faster recovery time (3 days)
• No external stitches to chew (so no buster collar)
• Faster healing times
• Fewer post-operative complications
• Clearer view and magnification for the surgeon