Laparoscopy involves the use of small cameras to perform procedures that would otherwise require much more invasive surgical techniques and larger incisions to complete. Laparoscopic procedures are considered to be the “Gold Standard” in both human and veterinary medicine, because of less pain and reduced recovery time – as well as significantly lowering the risk of post-surgical complications.
The most commonly performed laparoscopic procedure is the spaying of female cats and dogs. We are very proud to be the second clinic in Toronto offering laparoscopic spays.
Most large dogs – some breeds more than others – are at risk for “Bloat” (GDV) later in life. A surgical procedure during which a dog’s stomach is attached to the body wall. Gastropexy can also be performed laparoscopically. This procedure can significantly reduce the risk of your large dog developing the frightening, life-threatening condition. Talk to our team to find out more about whether your large breed dog is a candidate for this life-saving procedure.
Other Laparoscopic Procedures
All of these procedures can now be performed laparoscopically at Roncy Village by our skilled vets… getting your pet back to their “old self” quicker than ever before:
- Enterotomy (incision into the intestines) with or without removal of a foreign body (i.e elastic, string, ribbon etc)
- Gastrotomy (incision into the stomach) with or without removal of a foreign body
- Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones)
- Intestinal resection and anastomosis (joining two pieces of organ together after a diseased portion has been removed)
- Removal of cryptorchid (undescended) testicles
- Organ biopsies
- Nephrectomy (kidney removal)