Laparoscopy involves the use of small cameras to perform procedures that would otherwise require much more invasive surgical techniques and larger incisions to complete. Laparoscopic procedures are considered to be the “Gold Standard” in both human and veterinary medicine, because of less pain and reduced recovery time – as well as significantly lowering the risk of post-surgical complications.
The most commonly performed laparoscopic procedure is the spaying of female dogs and cats. We are very proud to have been the second veterinary clinic in Toronto to offer laparoscopic spays. Learn more about lap spays and watch videos of an actual procedure here.
Some breeds of large dogs, such as Great Danes, are at risk of developing Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) – better known as bloat or gastric tortion. This frightening and life-threatening condition occurs when a large meal or gas causes a dog’s stomach to stretch so much that it rotates and flips over. Gastropexy is a preventative surgical procedure that involves securing a dog’s stomach to the body wall so that this can no longer happen. At Roncy Village, we can perform gastropexy surgeries laparoscopically, on their own or at the same time as your dog’s spay or neuter surgery. Talk to our team to find out more about whether your dog is a candidate for this life-saving procedure.
Other Laparoscopic Procedures
Our skilled veterinarians are also able to perform the surgeries below with the assistance of laparoscopic technology … helping your pet back to their “old self” quicker than ever before:
- Enterotomy (incision into the intestines) with or without removal of a foreign body (i.e elastic, string, ribbon etc)
- Gastrotomy (incision into the stomach) with or without removal of a foreign body
- Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones)
- Intestinal resection and anastomosis (joining two pieces of organ together after a diseased portion has been removed)
- Removal of cryptorchid (undescended) testicles
- Organ biopsies
- Nephrectomy (kidney removal)