WHY LAPAROSCOPIC OVER TRADITIONAL METHOD OF SPAY?
While a traditional spay is certainly effective, the availability of minimally invasive options in veterinary medicine offers significant improvements. A traditional spay involves a 3-4 inch abdominal incision and a full open abdominal surgery. The blood vessels are tied with sutures (stitches) and soft tissues stretched or torn to allow removal of the reproductive tract.
In a laparoscopic spay a small 1cm abdominal incision is made, just large enough to introduce a small camera and set of instruments directly into the abdomen. The blood vessels and soft tissues are cauterized and cut. By cauterizing tissue, nerve endings and blood vessels are sealed, meaning that very few pain sensations will be transmitted and a minimal amount of bleeding will occur.
Dr Paul is considered a travelling vet, and comes from outside of our clinic once or twice a month to perform these procedures. Due to Dr Paul’s incredibly busy schedule, we do tend to have a bit of a wait list when it comes to scheduling the laparoscopic spays, so it is best to schedule well in advance.