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Laparoscopic Procedures

At Hope Springs, we offer laparoscopic procedures to our patients as part of our commitment to providing minimally invasive, safe and effective diagnosis and treatment options. During a laproscopic procedure, a small incision is made in the abdomen through which a laparascope is inserted. The laprascope magnifies the internal abdomen onto a television screen so that our doctors may provide a more in-depth and thorough examination.

We provide a wide range of laparascopic procedures in our state of the art facilities, including:

  • Laparascopic Spay: Revolutionary method for performing spay procedures in dogs and cats, resulting in reduced pain, smaller incision site, little to no discomfort to pet, decreased surgical time and same day return home. During this procedure, only the ovaries are removed, with the uterus remaining in tact.
  • Laparascopic Gastropexy: Prophylactic, life saving procedure used to prevent twisting of the stomach and spleen when bloating (typically occurs in large, deep chested dogs). The minimally invasive procedure involves tacking the stomach down, and may be performed at the same time as laparascopic spay. Generally performed at 6 months of age, certain breeds are predisposed toward this condition, including Great Danes, German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, Weimaraners, Saint Bernards, Airedale Terriers, Irish Wolfhounds, Borzois, Bloodhounds, Akitas, and Bull Mastiffs. 
  • Laparascopic Biopsy: Minimally invasive method for obtaining samples from abdominal organs, requiring minimal time under anesthesia and small incision site.
  • Laparascopic Cystotomy: Minimally invasive procedure use to remove bladder stones.
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Retained Testicle: Performed when testicles have not descended and are retained wtihin the abdomen (may be benign or malignant). This minimally invasive procedure retrieves the retained testicle and allows for fast and easy visualization of the affected area.

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