Laparoscopic surgery in veterinary medicine is gaining popularity and as our experience with the technique grows, so does the complexity of the procedures we can offer. Like any new technique extensive training and experience is required, but once the relevant skills have been mastered there are many surgical procedures that can be performed quickly, easily and with minimal morbidity.
Commonly performed laparoscopic techniques include:
- Ovariectomy/Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)
- Abdominal Cryptorchiectomy
- Prophylactic Gastropexy
With careful patient selection other more complex procedures can be performed, such as:
- Cisterna Chyli Ablation for patients with idiopathic chylothorax (in combination with thoracoscopic thoracic duct ligation/sub-total pericardectomy)
- Abdominal Exploration for organ biopsy