Oak Crest Veterinarian Clinic performs a wide variety of surgeries, including:
- mass removals
- eyelid repairs
- many other surgical procedures
A pre-operative visit with us is required on most procedures in order to determine the extent of the surgical procedure and to provide an estimate for it.
Dogs and cats often require surgery to diagnose and/or treat certain conditions of the many organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys, bladder, intestines, heart, and lungs.
Some of these diagnostic procedures involve exploratory surgery, allowing us to better evaluate a diseased area visually. In other cases, it may involve getting a sample of the abnormal organ (biopsy), which can be submitted to a laboratory for evaluation.
There are many cases where we will perform surgery to definitively treat your pet's problem. Examples of this include: removing tumors, removing foreign objects that get lodged in the stomach or intestines, removing bladder stones, and hernia repairs.
As in human medicine, many of these procedures are performed through conventional incisions. More and more frequently, we are resorting to less-invasive techniques to achieve the same results. Many biopsies can now be retrieved through tiny incisions using specifically designed biopsy instruments. In some cases, these instruments can be guided to the affected areas using imaging techniques such as ultrasound and CT scanning . In other cases, tiny cameras and instruments are introduced through small incisions to either obtain a biopsy or complete a procedure.
Our Veterinary Referral Specialists have a complete array of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic equipment.
Please call us for more information.