Soft tissue surgery can be a real challenge but also life-changing for our patients. With our specialty surgical suite and highly trained vets we are able to treat a number of different soft-tissue conditions safely and efficiently.
Some examples include:
- Lump removal – lumps on or under the skin can be benign or malignant (cancerous) and the surgical management varies accordingly. For this reason, we will often perform a biopsy before forming a surgical plan. In some circumstances special techniques such as skin flaps may be required to close the wound
- Abdominal surgery – corn cobs, tennis balls, rubber toys, babies dummies – these are just some of the things we have removed from dogs and cats’ stomach and intestines in the recent past! Normally these are detected by abdominal x-rays and ultrasound prior to going to surgery and thankfully the majority of patients make a full recovery.
- Internal masses – Lumps can appear anywhere – even on internal organs! Often, we require an ultrasound exam to diagnose these. The most common of these would be a tumour on the spleen that requires surgical removal. Sometimes masses can appear on other organs too, and we may need to remove portions of the liver, bladder or other internal organs that are up to mischief.