Soft Tissue Surgery

Our hospital offers many Soft Tissue Surgery Services performed by Dr. Erin Reichert. Soft tissue surgery refers to surgery on any body part excluding: bones/joints (orthopedic surgery), heart (cardiac surgery), or nervous system (neurologic surgery). Examples of common soft tissue surgeries include gastrointestinal surgery (to remove foreign objects or removed diseased sections of intestine), bladder surgery (to remove stones or polyps), liver surgery (to remove masses or diseased lobes), and spleen surgery (often to remove diseased spleens or masses). There are many other soft tissue procedures performed and Dr. Reichert will discuss what your pet requires. Pain management medications are standard with all of our soft tissue surgery procedures to insure your pet's comfort and speedy recovery.

Some of the soft tissue procedures offered:

Head and Neck Surgery


  • Total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy (TECA-LBO)
  • Oral Surgery

  • Sialocele (Sialoadenectomy)
  • Maxillectomy - Mandibulectomy

Hepatobiliary Surgery

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Biliary stenting

  • Biliary rerouting

  • Liver lobectomy

Abdominal Surgery

  • Splenectomy

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Pancreatic surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery


  • Gastric dilation-volvulus
  • Prophylactic gastropexy

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Hernia repair

Vascular and Cardiovascular Surgery


  • Vascular ring anomaly correction

  • Indwelling vascular catheter placement
  • Portosystemic shunt ligation

  • PDA

  • Pericardiectomy

Thoracic and Respiratory Surgery

  • Lung lobectomy
  • Thoracic duct ligation
  • Brachycephalic airway surgery

  • Tracheal surgery
  • Laryngeal tie back

Reconstructive Surgery


  • Skin grafting

  • Wound management

  • Skin flaps

Oncologic Surgery


  • Mass excision (thoracic, cutaneous, abdomen)

Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy

Urogenital Surgery


  • Cystotomy, cystectomy

  • Perineal urethrostomy

  • Ectopic ureter repair
  • Scrotal urethrostomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Intrathoracic abnormalities, and tumor removals.
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