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Laparoscopic spay

Laparoscopic spay

Using our top-of-the-range laparoscopic surgical equipment, we can now offer keyhole spays, a minimally invasive form of neutering which can be used in place of more traditional ‘open’ surgery to allow for faster recovery and reduced postoperative discomfort.

  • How does it work?
  • What are the benefits?
  • FAQs
  • Pricing

How does it work?

Two small incisions (0.3-1cm depending on patient size) are made into the abdomen so that a camera and specialised equipment can be used to remove the ovaries. This means less tissue handling, less postoperative pain, reduced risk of complications, and a faster return to normal activity.

What are the benefits?

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing time
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Fewer post-operative complications
  • Dissolvable stitches under the skin so a buster collar is less likely to be needed

FAQs

Will my pet be sore after the procedure?

Most pets are very comfortable after keyhole surgery. We do dispense pain medication for you to administer at home, but this is usually only required for 2-3 days after the procedure.
 

Will a buster collar be required?

Dissolvable stitches underneath the skin are used to close the small incisions so pets are less likely to notice the wounds. However, it’s important to keep an eye on them as if they do show an interest in licking the wound, a body suit or collar might be required.

 

How long is the rest period?

The rest period for a laparoscopic surgery is just 2-3 days providing recovery goes as planned. This is significantly reduced in comparison to a conventional spay which requires 10-14 days of rest.

 

Is my pet a suitable candidate for the procedure?

We currently offer laparoscopic spays for dogs between 10-40kg in good body condition.

Pricing

Pet weight under 25kg: £550

Pet weight between 25-45kg: £600

Pet weight above 45kg: £650

To book an appointment, or for further advice and information, please contact the practice.