This technique was originally used as a diagnostic tool for viewing the internal contents of the abdomen and obtaining tissue samples, but has progressed to many other surgical procedures.
Laparoscopic liver biopsies
Commonly performed to rule out disease or cancer.
A fast and simple technique performed almost daily at PCAC. Rather than making a larger incision, the surgeon is able to make a small incision and perform the majority of the procedure internally allowing him to closely monitor the area for excess bleeding and be dealt with immediately. It also gives an excellent view of the internal organs. Upon going home, you will receive a detailed report of your pet’s laparoscopic spay with images that were taken during the procedure.
Occurs when one or both of the testicles has not descended from the abdomen. Although not all cryptorchid neuters require making an abdominal incision, when they do, using the laparoscope allows the surgeon better visualization of the abdomen. This makes the discovery of the undescended testicle quicker, easier, and less invasively.
Gastropexy is a surgery to prevent GDV, or bloat (stomach twisting) which is an often fatal condition that may occur in large breed dogs. Gastropexy involves tacking the stomach to the abdominal wall so that such twisting cannot occur. This procedure is often added on at the time of the dog spay or neuter.