Keyhole surgery at Molesey Vets
We’re very proud to offer keyhole surgery (laparoscopic surgery) on a variety of animals. We also offer keyhole spays for female dogs, which helps them to get back to full health more quickly than traditional neutering surgery.
What is keyhole surgery?
Keyhole surgery takes place through a small hole (usually less then 1cm), and is an excellent way of performing operations on your pet. We use a camera that sits on the end of a laparoscope to show a bright, magnified and clear view of the area to be operated on. Our Vets can utilise a vast range of up-to-date surgical instruments to perform different operations.
The benefits of keyhole surgery:
Less invasive, less pain
Keyhole (or laparoscopic) surgery is a much less invasive type of surgery. With such a small incision, your pet should feel much less discomfort following their operation. Like you, we do not want to see your pet in any kind of pain, so we do our best to reduce this as much as we can for them.
As the keyhole incision is so small, there are fewer complications post-surgery. The chances of infection are lower and there is a lot less scarring, which helps to speed up your pet’s recovery time. After traditional surgery, it would normally take around 2-3 weeks before your pet is back to themselves again. However, with keyhole surgery it tends to be just a few days, so this means less time stuck indoors and more time out having fun.
Clear view for the Veterinary Surgeon
Using keyhole surgery enables the Veterinary Surgeon to see clearly and up-close during the operation. It also allows the Surgeon to perform an operation to the highest standard in good time, which means your pet can start on their recovery quicker. With this advanced surgery, we can operate on areas that are often hard to reach the laparoscope can help us spot any underlying issues.
We are Vets offering Keyhole Surgery in Molesey – contact us for more information.