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 a significantly lower risk of post-surgical complications.
The most commonly performed laparoscopic procedure is spay surgery and we are proud to have been the second veterinary clinic in Toronto to introduce laparoscopic spays for pets, back in 2009. With 15 years of experience performing laparoscopic spays and other surgeries, our veterinarians are among the most experienced in Ontario, ensuring that your pet receives the best possible care when they choose our team for their surgery. You can read more about laparoscopic spays here.
What other laparoscopic procedures do you offer?
Our experienced veterinarians perform several kinds of laparoscopic surgeries to help your pet recover and get back to their “old self” quicker than ever before. Examples include:
Gastropexy (preventative surgery to prevent bloat in large dogs)
Cryptorchid neuter (removal of undescended testicles that are in the abdominal cavity)
Exploratory laparotomy, such as ovarian remnant removal surgery or biopsies of certain internal organs
Cystotomy (removal of bladder stones), depending on the number and size of the stones
What is a preventative gastropexy?
Large-breed dogs with deep chests, such as Great Danes, are at risk of developing Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) – better known as bloat or gastric torsion. This frightening and life-threatening condition occurs when a large meal or gas causes a dog's stomach to stretch so much that it rotates and flips over, cutting off blood supply to the stomach and other organs. Even with immediate and intensive emergency care, the fatality rate is high. Gastropexy is a preventative surgical procedure that secures a dog's stomach to their body wall, so this can no longer happen. At Roncy Village, we can perform gastropexy surgeries laparoscopically, either on their own, or at the same time as your dog's spay or neuter surgery. Talk to our team to find out more about whether your dog is a candidate for this life-saving procedure.