February 10, 2024
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At Bangalow Vets, we offer a wide range of surgical services for pets, including desexing, lumpectomies, cryotherapy and orthopaedic surgery. We use the latest technology and equipment to provide the best possible care for your pet.
If you have any questions about our surgical services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would be happy to discuss your options with you and answer any questions you may have.
Desexing your pet can help to reduce their risk of developing certain health problems, and can also make them more manageable. It’s a simple procedure that is performed regularly by our vets, and doesn’t require a lot of recovery time.
Learn more about desexing for male or female pets here.
Lumpectomies are a common cancer removal surgery for animals. As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with lumpectomies. However, these risks are usually low and the benefits of the procedure often outweigh the risks. As with all anaesthetics, the risks can be minimised by performing pre-anaesthetic blood testing.
Lumpectomies are performed to remove a variety of masses such as fatty lipomas, warts, and benign and cancerous masses. Vets can diagnose masses prior to removal by performing in-house fine needle aspirates. The cells removed by the fine needle aspirate are closely looked at under the microscope.
Recovery time is usually between 10-14 days depending on the size, area and number of lumps removed.
If you’ve noticed a suspicious lump anywhere on your pet, please bring them in for an assessment by our vets as soon as possible.
Cryotherapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses extreme cold to destroy abnormal tissue. It is also known as cryoablation or cryosurgery, and is an option for the removal of small skin lesions such as warts or suspicious cells on the surface of the skin.
Cryotherapy is commonly used to treat skin conditions such as warts, moles, and precancerous lesions.
Cryotherapy is a safe and effective treatment option with minimal side effects, however, it usually requires a general anaesthetic and some pain relief post-procedure.
Orthopaedic surgery for animals is a branch of veterinary medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the bones, joints, and muscles. Common procedures include joint replacements, fracture repairs, and tendon/ligament repairs.
One of our veterinary surgeons, Dr Jamie performs a range of orthopaedic surgeries such as cruciate repairs. This is the equivalent surgery as ACL or MCL repairs in humans. We use a technique that replaces the torn ligament with an artificial one. Cruciate ruptures are seen more often in larger breeds or overweight dogs.