GENERAL/SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Many of the common surgical conditions of companion animals are discussed on the American College of Veterinary Surgeons website. Veterinary Surgical Services performs of wide array of general and soft tissue surgeries, including:

Gastrointestinal

  • Exploratory Laparotomy (biopsy)
  • Gastrotomy/Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Diversion/Reconstruction
  • Gastric Dilitation/Volvulous (GDV)
  • Enterotomy/Enterectomy
  • Colotomy/Subtotal Colectomy
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Partial Hepatectomy
  • Portosytemic Shunt (PSS)
  • Splenectomy
  • Cholecystotomy/Cholecystectomy
  • Biliary Diversion
  • Perineal Herniorrhaphy
  • Oncologic

Urogenital

  • Cystotomy/Partial Cystectomy
  • Nephrotomy/Nephrectomy
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Urethrotomy
  • Ectopic Ureter
  • Complicated Ovariohysterectomy (OHE)
  • Caesarian section
  • Pyometrectomy
  • Episotomy (for vaginal stricture/tumor)
  • Episioplasty (vulvar fold resection)
  • Cryptorchidectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Cyst Omentalization
  • Oncologic

Skin/Reconstructive

  • Oncologic (including mastectomy)
  • Wound Reconstruction including skin grafts/flaps
  • Anal Sacculectomy

Thoracic

  • Exploratory Thoracotomy
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus ligation (PDA)
  • Persistent Right Aortic Arch ligation (PRAA)
  • Pericardectomy/Subtotal Pericardectomy
  • Lung Lobectomy
  • Thoracic Wall Reconstruction
  • Oncologic

Abdominal

  • Exploratory Laparotomy (biopsy)
  • Abdominal Wall Herniorrhaphy
  • Diaphragmatic Herniorrhaphy
  • Septic Abdomen
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Oncologic

Head and Neck

  • Mandible/Maxilla – fractures/complete or partial excision
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation/Lateral Bulla Osteotomy
  • Ventral Bulla Osteotomy (VBO)
  • Laryngeal Paralysis (Cricoarytenoid Lateralization – CAL)
  • Tracheal Collapse (external stent only)
  • Thyroid-/Parathyroidectomy
  • Esophagus (foreign body/mass)
  • Cheiloplasty
  • Cleft Palate repair
  • Rhinotomy
  • Brachycephalic Upper Airway Syndrome (BUAS) including soft palate resection, laryngeal sacculectomy, stenotic nares repair
  • Oncologic