Here at Sequist Animal Hospital our surgeon performs a variety of soft tissue surgical procedures as well as orthopedic surgery.
Soft tissue surgeries are primarily performed using a surgical laser. Laser surgery is performed using a laser instead of a scalpel to cut tissue. Laser surgery uses an intense beam of light to precisely cut tissue. This process seals blood vessels and nerve endings, resulting in less bleeding and pain as well as reduced swelling at the surgery site, reduced risk of infection, and a quicker recovery. Some of the common soft tissue surgeries that are performed include spays, castrations and mass removals. There are many other soft tissue procedures including gastrointestinal surgery, which could include removal of foreign objects or diseased sections of intestine, bladder surgery to remove stones, and splenectomy. Your veterinarian will discuss what your pet requires.
We also perform some orthopedic surgeries. If your pet experiences a knee ligament injury (for example, a cruciate ligament tear), procedures such as extracapsular repair may be recommended. If your pet breaks its leg, procedures such as pinning may be necessary to fix the fractured bones. If our veterinarians are unable to repair your pet’s orthopedic problem, they may recommend a referral to a specialized veterinary orthopedic surgeon. If you have additional questions, please call and ask our staff about which orthopedic services we offer.