Surgical Care For Pets
Our experienced Orlando vets perform a number of surgical procedures, including orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, spay & neuter procedures, c-sections and dental surgery.
Our veterinarians offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs at our Orlando clinic, using surgical techniques and stringent surgical protocols.
While undergoing surgery your pet will have a dedicated nurse to administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet condition using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priority following each animal's surgery. Your veterinarian will provide you with detailed instructions for at-home care following your pet's procedure.
What to Expect from Surgery
We keep you fully informed about why we are recommending a surgical procedure and how to care for your pet at home following their surgery. We always practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
Our veterinarians at East Orlando Animal Hospital routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal and skin disorders.
During Caesarean sections, we remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are generally performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, an ocular surgery may be required.
Some of the most common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. They can also grow within a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
This type of surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has swallowed an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn or otherwise damaged.
It's essential that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
During a urethrectomy, our veterinarians remove all or part of a cat's or dog's ureter.
A cystectomy involves the removal of a pet's urinary bladder.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures in your pet. Helping to restore or improve your pet's mobility
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them which can help to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to periodontal disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
Our team understands that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery for your pet and that you are comfortable making the decision to move forward.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Our team will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite within our animal hospital. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.