Nobody wants to see a loved one suffer, including a beloved dog. Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic of Peoria now does laparoscopic surgery for spaying, gastropexies and other abdominal procedures.
Meadowbrook is the only veterinary clinic in the Peoria area doing the minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. The clinic invested in this service, including hours of special training, because it means less surgical trauma for the pet.
As with laparoscopic surgery for humans:
- A small incision is made
- A small camera is inserted that allows organs to be seen and procedures done.
- Because incisions are small, there is less chance for infection and post-op complications.
- The patient will have less pain and will need less time to recover.
For now laparoscopic surgery is used mostly for spaying and for abdominal exploration when a problem needs a diagnosis. It is used for dogs who weigh 40 pounds or more.
Gastropexy surgery: At Meadowbook Veterinary Clinic, we use laparoscopic surgery for gastropexy surgery, which could save the life of your dog. This surgery is used to attach a dog’s stomach to the body wall to prevent the stomach from bloating and twisting, a condition that is often fatal because gases and air get trapped, preventing circulation to the stomach.
Most affected are large breeds, including Great Danes, Saint Bernards and German Shepherds, but the condition can affect any sized dog.
If your dog becomes agitated with unproductive wretching, weakness and the appearance of bloating in the abdomen, he or she needs immediate care. Contact Meadowbrook Veterinary Clinic and let us find the cause and treat the condition.