Minimally Invasive Surgery

This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital
Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is frequently used in human medicine. Over the last decade it has transitioned over to veterinary medicine. Different types of minimally invasive surgeries exist, however the common principle behind these surgeries is that small incisions are made to allow insertion of a camera and surgical tools. The surgery is performed using hand held
control devices and by visualizing the area in question on a computer monitor.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include faster recovery and quicker return to normal function. Many orthopedic and soft tissue procedures can be performed using these state-of the-art techniques:

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows our surgeons to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. Hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow are joints that
commonly require arthroscopy.

Laparoscopy allows our surgeons to perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries. Such procedures include: ovariohysterectomy or ovariectomy, gastropexy, cryptorchid castration, and organ biopsies.

Thoracoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows our surgeons to visualize the chest cavity without the need to separate the ribs. Procedures that can be performed thoracoscopically include lung biopsy, partial lung lobectomy, pericardal window and subtotal pericardiectomy.

24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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SAVES

Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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