Briarcliff Animal Clinic is now offering laparoscopic surgical procedures. A laparoscope allows the surgeon to make a very small incision and introduce a camera into the abdomen to easily visualize everything he or she needs to see. The benefits of laparoscopic procedures over traditional surgical methods include decreased pain, faster healing, better visualization during surgery, and a quick return to normal function for your pet.
The services offered laparoscopically include spays, cryptorchid (when one or both of the testicles do not descend and are in the abdomen) neuters, gastropexies (a prophylactic procedure to prevent the stomach from bloating and flipping causing extreme pain and even death), and intra-abdominal biopsies and exploratories.
Briarcliff Animal Clinic strives to offer the most cutting-edge medical and surgical procedures in order to better your pet’s health. Call today about a laparoscopic procedure for your dog, and in some cases your cat, and Drs. Shannon South and Catherine Lane will be happy to discuss the details with you.