Century Park Animal Hospital is offering a big variety of orthopedic surgeries.

Emergency Surgeries:

  • Gastrotomy: A gastrotomy is a surgical procedure in which the stomach is opened up. It is done fairly routinely, usually in an emergency situation, to remove foreign bodies that have become lodged inside the dog. It is necessary to surgically remove these items if they are sharp, obscure, or too large for endoscopic extraction.
  • Enterotomy and/or Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis: It is the surgical incision into an intestine. It usually performed to remove foreign bodies that have become lodged inside the dog. It is necessary to surgically remove these items if they are sharp, obscure, or too large for endoscopic extraction.
  • Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus: Dogs who develop GDV require emergency surgery to untwist the stomach and gastropexy is a component of this surgery. Once the stomach has been restored to its normal position, a gastropexy (tacking the stomach to the abdominal wall) is performed to fix the stomach in place to prevent a recurrence. Gastropexy reduces the risk of recurrence from 55% to only 4%. Based on the severity of the condition splenectomy (removing the spleen) and/or partial gastrectomy (removal part of the stomach) might be removed as well.
  • Splenectomy: A splenectomy is the surgical procedure performed to remove the spleen from the body. The most common reason for splenectomy is to treat a ruptured spleen. The spleen is an oblong organ that sits just below the stomach, in the middle of the abdomen. Comparatively, on a size-by-size basis, it is much bigger in dogs and cats than it is in people.
  • Perineal Urethrostomy: A perineal urethrostomy (sometimes referred to as a PU) is a surgical procedure that is most commonly performed on male cats with a urinary obstruction. This procedure removes the narrowest part of the urethra (the tube that transports the urine from the bladder to the exterior of the body), allowing easier urination along with a lower risk of re-obstruction.
  • C-Section: A caesarean section, or C-section, is a surgery performed to remove puppies/kittens from the uterus. This is most commonly performed as an emergency procedure when there is difficulty with natural birth.
  • Pyometra: Pyometra is a serious and potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus that causes it to fill with bacteria and pus. Many dogs with a pyometra have vaginal discharge and may feel very sick with a poor appetite, lethargy, vomiting and sometimes increased thirst or urination. The most effective treatment for pyometra is surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries, also known as a spay or ovariohysterectomy.

Advanced Soft Tissue Surgeries

  • Liver Lobectomy: A liver lobectomy is an operation that involves removing part or all of a liver lobe. The liver is made up of 6 lobes, and it is possible to remove up to 70% of the liver as it can regenerate. The liver is a vital organ that works with the other organs within the body to keep dogs and cats healthy.
  • Cholecystectomy: Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder of a dog, as a result of gallbladder disease.
  • Nephrectomy: Nephrectomy or surgical removal of a kidney is the best treatment for a kidney tumor, providing that the patient is not in kidney failure. An incision is made along the abdomen to expose the internal organs. The blood vessels and ureters of the affected kidney are tied off and the kidney is then removed.
  • TECA-BO (Total Ear Canal Ablation & Bulla Osteotomy): TECA-BO allows the infected, abnormal ear tissue to be removed, reducing chronic pain and inflammation and giving the pet an improved quality of life. A TECA-BO may also be recommended in dogs or cats who have neoplastic (cancerous) growths within the ear canal.
  • Perineal hernia and anal sac surgery: The most successful treatment of a perineal hernia is the surgical correction of the muscle defect. Simple hernias can be repaired externally but more complicated hernias may require abdominal surgery to reposition the herniated organs and suture them in place to prevent them from becoming herniated again. A mesh implant to support the surrounding muscles may be needed in severe herniation or if repeat surgery is required.
  • Salivary gland surgery: Surgical treatment of a salivary mucocele involves removal of the affected salivary gland(s). This procedure is referred to as a sialoadenectomy. In many cases, two salivary glands (the mandibular and sublingual salivary glands) are removed simultaneously, because both glands share a common salivary duct.
  • Soft Palate resection and rhinoplasty: Soft palate resection (staphylectomy) is performed using a scalpel blade. The palate is stretched and the excess tissue is removed with blade or scissors. Rhinoplasty is a medically indicated reconstructive surgery that can dramatically improve the dog’s quality of life. Rhinoplasty is performed in brachycephalic dogs with obstructive airway disease, to enlarge their stenotic nares.
  • Anal Sacculectomy: A procedure that will provide the pet with permanent relief of anal gland impaction, infection, and abscessation. The procedure entails making an incision near the anus over the anal gland. The gland is gently dissected from external and internal anal sphincters.

Please contact Century Park Animal Hospital for more details including price of soft tissue surgeries.