Laparoscopic Spay

By January 27, 2015 No Comments
Dr. Todd Morgan performing a Laparoscopic Spay

Laparoscopy is an exciting surgery option that is far less invasive than traditional surgery.  Spaying your pet with this minimally invasive option is now a reality for pets.

 

Check out our video which explains this procedure in detail:

 

Why Choose a Laparoscopic Spay?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed by passing a narrow medical camera (laparoscope) through a tiny incision into the abdomen.  The laparoscope provides a magnified view of the organs allowing for greater precision.

A Laparoscopic Spay (medically termed a laparoscopic ovariectomy) requires a second tiny incision (typically <1cm) for the placement of medical instruments to perform the spay.

The ovaries are identified and isolated with endoscopic forceps.  A special vessel sealing device carefully cauterizes, seals and cuts the ovarian blood vessels and ligament, thereby freeing the ovary from the rest of her uterus.  The ovaries are then retrieved and removed through the tiny instrument incision.  The uterus is left intact and in its natural state.

Research has found that there is no benefit to removing the uterus**.  Retaining the uterus will not increase the risk of breast cancer or uterine infections, nor will your dog go through any heat cycles.

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