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Keyhole Surgery in Somerset

Keyhole surgery is minimally invasive and has a faster recovery

Westfield Vets are highly experienced in keyhole surgery and have modern, specialised equipment to enable us to offer this superior service.

Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Spay for Neutering Female Dogs

We want the spay procedure to be as painless as possible for your pet dog, so we offer keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery as an alternative to the traditional spay. Laparoscopic spaying is quicker and is minimally invasive, therefore results in less post-operative pain and a faster recovery. At Westfield Vets, we recommend the optimal time for spaying is 3 months after the first season. However, we can spay earlier or later than this as required.

Other Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Procedures

Here at Westfield Vets, we also offer other surgeries that can be performed laparoscopically. Again, this enables our patients to recover faster and with less post-operative pain.

These services include:

  • Biopsies from organs in the abdomen or chest
  • Prophylactic laparoscopic assisted gastropexy - to prevent twisted stomach in 'at-risk' dogs
    • Gastric Dilation and Volvulus prevention (GDV - twisted gas filled stomach)
  • Retained testicle removal for abdominal testicles

Why Keyhole?

Laparoscopic surgery offers many advantages over traditional 'open' surgical techniques.

These include:

  • Increased safety due to magnification of tissues
  • Faster recovery post-operatively
  • Reduced pain and stress
  • Smaller wounds, resulting in reduced risk of wound breakdown and infection
  • Less internal trauma, particularly during the spay procedure
  • Faster surgical times

If you have any questions about the service, please feel free to speak to our surgical vet, Suzy. She has advanced post-graduate qualifications in surgery and would be happy to discuss any queries with you, either over the phone or in consultation.

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