Surgical Procedures

It’s normal to have questions and concerns regarding your pet’s surgery. You can rest assured: Our team of specialists is there to answer your questions and will provide your pet with the best care and treatment. At Hôpital vétérinaire Lachute, we offer soft tissue surgery and laser surgery for enhanced procedures and healing. 

What is soft tissue surgery? 

Soft tissue surgery refers to all non-joint or bone-related surgical procedures. It includes everything from simple interventions like spaying/neutering to more complex procedures like abdominal surgery. Here are some examples of soft tissue procedures we provide: 

  • Mass excision 
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Caesarean section 
  • Pyometra surgery
  • Cystonomy 

Contact us if your pet needs a surgical intervention that is not listed.

What is laser surgery? 

There are a number of advantages to this surgical technique. 

  • Reduced pain and inflammation: The laser cauterizes the nerve endings when it cuts, reducing inflammation and postoperative pain for your pet.
  • Reduced risk of infection: The heat of the laser kills any bacteria present on the tissue during surgery, reducing risk of infection.
  • Minimal bleeding: Because the laser seals small blood vessels as it cuts, bleeding is drastically reduced. When there is little or no bleeding, the veterinary surgeon can complete the surgery more quickly; a faster procedure means reduced anaesthesia-related risks.
  • Faster recovery 

A number of soft tissue surgical interventions can be done by laser. Routine procedures like spaying/neutering often use laser. Laser is also used for skin tumour removal, eyelid surgery, entropion correction, some mouth and throat procedures, and various other inventions.

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