"Roosevelt Veterinary Spays the Laparoscopic Way”
In a traditional spay operation, a 2- to 5-inch incision is made in your pet's abdomen. The veterinarian then removes the ovarian ligaments from the abdominal wall, in some cases blindly. This removal of this ligament can be unpleasant and cause internal bruising and postoperative pain, especially in larger dogs. Incisions can take up to two weeks to heal and during that time pets can, if not monitored closely, tear the incision open, lick at the incision creating an infection or pull the stitches out. An infected incision will require more medication.
In Laparoscopic Spays, our veterinarian inserts the laparoscope (a slim device with a tiny camera on the end of it) into the abdomen where the camera magnifies the ovarian ligaments. The operating instrument is inserted into a second incision, allowing the vet a clear and magnified view of the ovarian ligaments so that she can carefully cauterize and cut the ligaments rather than having to tear blindly. Once each small incision is sutured, your pet is observed for a few hours and sent home the same day.
Pictured above is Dr. Glassman performing a laparoscopic spay.
Laparoscopy can also be used to locate retained testicles. These pets are called cryptorchid, meaning that during fetal development one or both of the testicles is retained in the abdominal cavity instead of moving down into the scrotum.
Roosevelt Veterinary Center
2001 Route 22
Brewster, NY 10509
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