Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using a small camera to explore your pet's abdomen. Laparoscopic procedures differ from traditional surgeries because it doesn't require larger incisions and involves less recovery time. To learn more about our laparoscopic procedures, please contact us at 416-745-4700.
What are some laparoscopic procedures you perform?
Laparoscopic surgery is also called keyhole surgery because we are able to explore your pet's internal organs after making a small incision in their abdomen. The laparoscope has a camera on one end of the device, allowing us to guide our surgical instruments through the abdominal cavity. Some procedures we perform include:
- Liver, kidney or intestinal biopsies
- Removal of masses
- Exploratory abdominal surgery
- Bladder stone removal
Does the procedure require anesthesia?
Though laparoscopic procedures are less invasive than traditional surgeries, your pet will still need to be under anesthesia. Without anesthesia, the surgery would be too unsafe for your pet, putting them at risk for serious complications. Anesthesia ensures your pet has a safe and successful procedure. Before the medication is administered, we perform pre-anesthesia testing to determine how well your pet's body will respond to it. Through blood testing, we can confirm that your pet won't have any adverse reactions to it. Laparoscopic procedures require a smaller dosage of anesthesia, which means your pet will recover quicker, with fewer complications.