Keyhole procedures

Laparoscopic Procedures 

What is it? 

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimal invasive surgery which allows the veterinary surgeon to gain access to the abdominal cavity via 2 to 3 very small incisions allowing the vet to introduce a camera and specialised surgical instruments of smaller scale to standard operating instruments. Once the camera is inserted the pictures magnified onto a screen which then help vet gain a closer view to individual organs and manoeuvre the specialised surgical instruments to the area they are needed.     

Why is the better than conventional “big cut” surgery? 

Laparoscopic procedures are much more conventional than standard ways of operating since it is lowers surgical risks, minimizes soft tissue trauma resulting in a quicker and less painful recovery.  Here are a few reasons as to why you should choose keyhole surgery for your pet. 

  • Keyhole surgery wounds are much smaller they range from 0.5 to 1cm in size whereas standard open surgery can range from 6cm to 15cm in size.  
  • They have a quicker recovery time as 5 days rest is all that is needed. Open surgery needs at least 10-14 days’ rest. 
  • Significantly less risks of complications during and after surgery. 
  • It also majorly reduces the risks of bleeding during surgery because the surgeon has better visualisation and has much more advanced equipment to seal blood vessels. 

Why not book an appointment with one of our specialised veterinary surgeons to discuss in more detain the benefits of laparoscopic surgery. 

Call us on 01543 373033 

How much does it cost? 

Bitch Spay  
Abdominal exploratory   
Biopsy of internal organs  

Why is it more expensive? 

Keyhole surgery uses high tech specialised equipment which include an endoscope camera, light source, video monitor and much more specialist equipment.  The equipment needed for keyhole surgery is very costly, it cost the practice a lot more to buy and maintain. Some of this equipment can only be used once. 

The surgery also must be performed by a specialist to become a specialist you are required to have a higher level of expertise which requires extra time and training at extra costs.