Soft Tissue Surgery

Our hospital offers many Soft Tissue Surgery Services. 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 your veterinarian 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. 

Ophthalmology Specialty Surgery Services

  • Advanced eyelid grafting techniques (following large mass removal or for congenital defects)
  • Axial pattern skin flap (for coverage of wide margin exenteration defects)
  • Brow elevation (stellate rhydidectomy, mersilene sling)
  • Conjunctival pedicle graft/BioSYS grafts (for descemetocele, perforated cornea)
  • Corneal laceration repair
  • Cryoepilation (for distichia)
  • Cryosurgery (for select eyelid tumors)
  • Cyclocryotherapy (glaucoma)
  • Ectopic cilia excision
  • Entropion repair (typically combinations of Hotz-celcus, Stades eversion, lateral canthoplasty, etc)
  • Enucleation (typically with orbital prosthesis)
  • Evisceration with intrascleral prosthesis
  • Exenteration (for orbital neoplasia)
  • Eyelid H-plasty
  • Eyelid laceration repair
  • Eyelid V-plasty
  • Glaucoma valve insertion
  • Imperforate punctum opening
  • Lamellar keratectomy with corneal transposition graft (for corneal sequestrum)
  • Lensectomy
  • Nictitans excision (neoplasia)
  • Orbital abscess drainage (orbital cellulites/abcess)
  • Orbitotomy/orbital exploration
  • Parotid duct transposition (for KCS)
  • Prolapsed nictitans gland repositioning (for “cherry eye”)
  • Temporary eyelid tacking or stapling (for puppy entropion)
  • Temporary tarsorrhaphy (for proptosis)
  • Thermokeratoplasty (for endothelial decompensation with bullous keratopathy; chronic indolent ulcer)
     
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