Surgery

A wide range of surgical procedures is performed at our clinic: from routine neuters and spays to wound repairs, tumour resections, exploratory surgeries, corrective and ophthalmic interventions as well as other types of abdominal and soft tissue surgery (cystotomy, gastrotomy etc.).

A thorough pre-anaesthetic examination precedes any procedure that is performed under general anaesthesia. Additionally, in order to make these procedures as safe as possible, a pre-anaesthetic blood panel is run to rule out any hidden internal problems that could represent a risk. Typically, this is done on the very morning of the operation, this way we have a complete and accurate picture of our patient at the moment when he or she undergoes surgery.

For most of the surgical procedures, intravenous fluids are administered prior to, during and after the anaesthesia to maintain good hydration and blood pressure.

surgery03Isoflurane is used for gas anaesthesia. This substance is in broad use in veterinary medicine nowadays and it is considered very safe.

The patient is anaesthetized and prepared for the procedure in our surgical preparation area and then transferred to the operating room where only the doctor and his assistant are allowed and everything is done under sterile conditions.

During the procedure, the patient is constantly monitored and heart rate, respiration, blood oxygen saturation are recorded on our Pulsoxymeter.

After the surgery, our staff keeps their eyes on the recuperating animals making sure that they are not cold and that they have a nice and smooth recovery from the anaesthesia.

In most cases, pets are admitted in the morning and released the same evening on the day of the surgery. In the familiar environment of their homes, they can relax and have a much smoother recovery.

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