Veterinary laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, used to view the organs inside your pet’s abdomen and to perform specific surgical procedures. Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic offers this versatile technology at our affiliate practice, Carriage Hills Animal Hospital. This service is available to our current patients and veterinary referrals.
Laparoscopy can be used as a diagnostic tool or in biopsy sample collection. Surgical uses include preventative gastroplexy, exploratory surgeries, and routine procedures such as spay and neuter surgery.
How Laparoscopy Works
A laparoscopy is performed when a rigid endoscope is inserted through a small incision. This allows direct visual examination of the abdominal cavity without the trauma associated with general surgery and anesthesia. It is relatively safe for the patient due to minimal soft tissue trauma and a more rapid and comfortable recovery. Laparoscopy is often advantageous for a seriously ill or senior pet, as time spent under anesthesia can be dramatically reduced.