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 an electro surgical unit. Electro surgery refers to the use of a specialized instrument during surgical procedures on your pet. There are three main reasons as to why we take this approach with our soft tissue procedures.
- It seals small blood vessels, which reduces bleeding and helps with precision.
- It seals nerve endings which assists with reducing your pet’s pain.
- It allows less tearing and bruising of your pet’s skin, which reduces post-operative swelling.
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.