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Laparoscopic Surgery

Keyhole surgery for your pets

What is Laparoscopy Surgery?

Laparoscopy is commonly known as ‘keyhole’ surgery. Instead of making a large incision into the patient's abdominal wall, 2 very small "port holes" (around 1cm) are made. Cameras and other long handled narrow instruments are placed through these ports, which allows fantastic visualisation of the whole abdomen.

The surgeon can then perform procedures and take samples in a minimally invasive fashion. This has multiple advantages for recovery and wound healing.

Laparoscopy can be used for the following procedures:

  • Cryptorchid castration (removing testicles that are retained inside the abdomen)
  • Ovariectomy (remove of ovaries in female dogs)
  • Biopsy of certain organs (e.g. liver, pancreas)
  • Gastropexy (fixing the stomach to the abdominal wall in large breed dogs at risk of stomach twisting)

A similar procedure called thoracoscopy can be used to carry out procedures inside the chest, such as making small windows in the pericardium (sac lining the heart) in cases where fluid builds up around the heart.

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Zetland Road

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32 - 34 Zetland Road Redland Bristol BS6 7AB
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Backwell

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    8:30am - 12:00pm
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44 Rodney Road Backwell Bristol North Somerset BS48 3HW
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Filton

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    8:30am - 1:00pm
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26 Station Road Filton Bristol BS34 7JQ
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Fishponds

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    8:30am - 6:30pm
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10 Straits Parade Fishponds Bristol BS16 2LA
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Hotwells

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4 Merchants Road Hotwells Bristol BS8 4PZ
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Patchway

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6 Coniston Road Patchway Bristol BS34 5PA
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Stoke Bishop

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88 Shirehampton Road Stoke Bishop Bristol BS9 2DR
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Westbury-On-Trym

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