Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A Laparoscope (camera) inserted through a small incision in the abdomen magnifies internal structures of the abdomen on a TV monitor for a more thorough examination.

Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. The most common application of Laparoscopy has been adopted as a less traumatic and less painful alternative to traditional spays.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Spays over Traditional Surgery

  • A recent study concluded Laparoscopic spays caused less surgical stress and up to 65% less post-operative pain than a traditional open surgical spay

  • The entire surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions rather than a larger abdominal opening. Smaller incisions are less painful and reduce recovery time

  • Laparoscopy allows for better visualisation of abdominal organs

  • Controlled incisions eliminate pain and bruising caused by the tearing of tissue associated with traditional spays.

  • No external sutures which reduce the need of a Buster Collar.

  • In larger breed dogs gastropexy can be performed at the time of spay.

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