VetMed is one of the only Sydney vet clinics to provide advanced veterinary surgery options including laparoscopic keyhole surgery.
Keyhole surgery has been routinely used in human surgeries for the last couple of decades. It provides patients with minimally invasive surgery, lower scarring, and faster, less painful recovery. This advanced surgery procedure is now able to be performed for your pet at our veterinary hospital.
Using Keyhole Surgery for Biopsies and De-Sexing
Our qualified VetMed teams use laparoscopic surgery to perform safe, effective ‘keyhole spays’ in female animals, as well as male pets with undescended testicles.
Laparoscopic surgery involves 2 or 3 incisions – smaller than 1cm long – that allow a camera and instruments to enter the body. This is why keyhole surgery is very useful for performing organ biopsies and treating bladder disease. In large and giant breed dogs, we can also perform surgery to prevent GDV or stomach twisting.
Veterinary surgeons are making advancements in using laparoscopy for joint surgery all the time. These can greatly improve diagnosis and recovery time in a number of joint diseases.
Benefits of Keyhole Surgery for Pets
The major benefits of keyhole surgery for your pet include:
- Less pain after surgery with a faster recovery time
- Magnification to enable closer more accurate assessment of the operation site
- Fewer complications due to smaller incisions.
- Animals are usually back to normal activity the next day following routine procedures
Qualified Veterinary Surgeons in Sydney
To discuss professional advanced veterinary surgery options for your pet, contact the VetMed teams.
We have the most skilled team of vets in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, with caring, knowledgeable staff and industry-leading equipment and techniques. The VetMed teams truly are professionals who care, so you’ll know your pet is in good hands throughout their surgery.
Recent Help & Advice Articles
Pet ownership is a big responsibility as well as a great joy. Pets bring their own unique personalities to your home, and will undoubtedly change the dynamic. It’s important to be prepared in advance and consider all the aspects that go into caring for your pet. From...
While most people stick to a conventional dog or cat, or something at least small, fluffy and cute, there are those who prefer a more exotic pal. No matter what pet you desire, it’s essential that you look after them properly and give them the individualised care...
If a car hits your pet, it can be a particularly shocking and traumatic experience for both you and your pet. Often, pet owners will be in a state of shock and unsure of what to immediately do. Having a plan of action in place will help to smooth the process in this...
Pet FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Navigate here to see some of the most common pet advice and FAQs answered.