A soft tissue surgery is any surgery that isn’t related to bones or joints. Here are the soft tissue surgeries that we can perform for your pet:
Anal Gland Removal
Anal glands are scent glands found inside the rectum. They can become very infected, painful, and in some cases, cancerous. In these cases, we recommend surgical removal of the anal glands.
Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Removal)
Cystotomy is surgical opening of the bladder. The stones are removed to stop the obstruction of urine outflow and gives immediate pain relief.
Cesarean Section (Delivery of Kittens and Puppies)
We have an ultrasound and fetal heart rate monitors to help with the appropriate timing of planned C-Sections.
Gallbladder infection or obstruction can be fatal. Obstruction and/or rupture usually result in an emergency removal.
Cherry Eye Surgery (Tacking of Third Eyelid Gland)
A cherry eye is inflammation of the tear gland. The gland becomes enlarged which then causes it to prolapsed. It’s a fairly uncomfortable condition. The gland can’t be removed, due to jeopardizing future tear production of the eye. The procedure we perform, results in preserving the gland and tacking it back to its normal location.
Foreign Body Removal from GI Tract
Dogs and cats eat objects they shouldn’t sometimes. We have the ability to remove foreign bodies from the gastrointestinal tract (Lunchbox, the dog pictured here, decided to eat 14 binkies!)
A splenectomy is usually an emergency procedure. Spleens can become enlarged by a benign tumor, and/or a cancerous one. Sometimes they rupture due to trauma.
Salivary Gland Removal
These glands may need to be removed due to infection. The usual signs of infection are large, painful swellings in the neck region. The saliva production continues and has nowhere to go due to duct obstruction.
Soft Palate Resection
(Upper Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome)
English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Pit Bulls have brachycephalic airway syndrome. This syndrome can involve three separate problems:
1. The soft palate can be too long and obstruct the trachea (windpipe).
2. Stenotic Nares: When a dog’s nostrils are too narrow and can decrease airflow.
3. Everted Saccules: The everted saccules are inside the trachea and can become obstructive.
Eye Enucleation (Eye Removal)
This is an operation to remove an eye. Enucleation is meant to relieve your pet from uncontrolled pain caused by disease or trauma. Eye Enucleation can be for pets with glaucoma, neoplasia, severe infection, inflammation or trauma that cannot be corrected or treated.