At Waunakee, we recommend our patients undergo ovariohysterectomy (spaying) around 6 months of age. Did you know spaying procedures are the most common elective procedure performed in small animal practices? We are excited to offer an alternative spaying procedure called Laparoscopic Spaying in Waunakee, WI.
How is Laparoscopic spaying different from traditional spaying?
Laparoscopic spaying (Ovariectomy) for pets involves only 2 tiny incisions in the abdomen, generally 1/8 inch to ½ inch, depending on the size of your pet. A tiny camera (laparoscope) is used to allow the doctor to magnify and have excellent visualization of the ovaries. The magnified view allows the doctor to carefully work without the stretching and pulling that is sometimes required for a traditional spay, and this can result in less pain for your pet. The doctor then carefully removes the ovaries, leaving the uterus inside your pet. Large studies have found that there is no significant advantage to removing a healthy uterus in dogs. After the procedure is complete, the two tiny incisions are sutured with absorbable sutures placed under the skin.
What are the Benefits of Pet Laparoscopic Surgery?
Veterinary laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that involves making small incisions in the abdomen and using a specialized camera and instruments to perform surgery. This technique offers many benefits over traditional open surgery, including less pain, faster recovery, and reduced risk of complications. The benefits of spaying your pet using laparoscopic surgery are:
- Reduced pain: Laparoscopic spaying involves smaller incisions than traditional open surgery, resulting in less pain and discomfort for the pet during recovery.
- Faster recovery: Laparoscopic spaying typically results in a faster recovery time compared to traditional open surgery, allowing pets to return to their normal activities sooner.
- Reduced risk of complications: Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery, resulting in a lower risk of complications such as infection and bleeding.
- Better visualization: The specialized camera used during laparoscopic surgery allows for better visualization of the internal organs, resulting in a more precise surgical technique.
- Reduced scarring: Laparoscopic surgery involves making smaller incisions than traditional open surgery, resulting in less scarring and a more cosmetic appearance.
- Lower risk of hernias: Laparoscopic spaying involves closing the incisions with a specialized technique that reduces the risk of hernias.
Overall, laparoscopic spaying offers many benefits over traditional open surgery, including less pain, faster recovery, and reduced risk of complications. If you are considering spaying your pet, talk to your veterinarian to determine if laparoscopic surgery is a suitable option for your pet.
Schedule Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Spaying in Waunakee, WI
By incorporating some of the same less-invasive techniques routinely used in human medicine (i.e. endoscopy), this allows us to give your pet the same level of care you’d expect for yourself. If we would request laparoscopy for ourselves, why not for our pets?
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