Soft Tissue Surgery
The highly skilled and caring vets at The Veterinary Surgery are experienced in all forms of soft tissue surgery including pet desexing, mass removals & corrective surgeries.
What is soft tissue surgery?
The body’s soft tissues are those parts not associated with the nervous (e.g. brain) and musculoskeletal (bone) systems. In our vet practices in Yarrambat and North Warrandyte, soft tissue surgery is a broad discipline encompassing many of the surgeries you will be familiar with.
Common soft tissue surgical procedures performed by our expert vets include desexing, large mass or lump removals, stitch ups, respiratory, abdominal, liver surgery, corrective and intestinal surgery.
If your pet requires soft tissue surgery at The Veterinary Surgery, our friendly staff will explain to you exactly what’s involved and what you’ll need to do, but here are the basics of what will happen on the day.
In the morning
One of our surgical nursing team members will go through a list of questions then your pet will be admitted into our surgical ward. A vet will perform an anaesthetic exam, and a mild sedation will be given to your pet within the hour of the procedure or surgery starting.
General anaesthesia will be administered by our surgeon and the surgery is performed under close observation from the team of experienced nursing staff. Blood pressure, breathing rate and heart rate are monitored while the surgeon carries out your pet’s operation. We continue to monitor your pet during the recovery stage and they will be clean, dry, warm and settled while recovering in a comfortable space.
In most cases pets are able to return home once they are awake, walking, and have their pain under control. If there are any concerns about a pet’s recovery we may keep them overnight for observation – your pet’s health is our top priority. We’ll give you comprehensive post-surgery care instructions to care for your pet when they’re back at home.
For any questions about our soft tissue surgery procedures, please feel free to contact us.