At the Findon Vet Surgery, we have the expertise in a range of surgeries some of which are not widely available in general vet practice.
I have detailed a few of the more common, yet advanced, surgeries we offer and below have listed a more extensive range. Please contact our surgery for more information on any of these surgeries.
Soft tissue surgeries:
- Perineal urethrostomy (most offen in cats suffering urethral obstruction)
- Peritoneal hernia repair
- Internal obturator muscle flap technique (currently recommended primary repair)
- Semitendinosis muscle flap repair technique (very advanced surgery when above technique has failed - due to recurrent severe constipation and straining )
- Pyometron surgery - infected/pus filled uterus in undesexed females
- Caesarian surgery
- Most abdominal surgeries, including exploratory laparotomy, removal of foreign bodies, tumour removal, splenectomy.
- Gastric dilatation/volvulus surgery (circumcostal muscular flap technique) for bloat and twisted stomach
- Plastic surgery
- Aggressive and radical malignant cancer surgery
- Ear surgery
- Pinna resection in squamous cell cancer cases (symetrical amputation of cancerous cat ears)
- Lateral ear resection (dogs with chronic ear problems, especially when canal closed over)
- Aural haematoma surgery (blood filled ear flap)
- Anal gland (anal sac) removal
- Eye and eyelid surgeries
- Entropian surgery (rolled in eyelids)
- Ectropian surgery (loose lower eyelids that hang away from the eyeball)
- Third eyelid flap surgery, including scarification of nictiting membrane, for corneal ulceration
- Lateral canthoplasty for dogs with bulging eyes that dry out and ulcerate chronically
- Eyelid tumour (meibomium gland adenoma) excision
- Everted nicitating membrane surgery
- Bone plating of fractured legs
- Bone plating of fractured pelvis
- Intramedullary bone pinning of fractured paws, and leg bones
- Excisional arthroplasty of hip (removal hip ball joint)
- Cross pinning of fractured end of the leg bones
- Pin and tension band wiring of avulsion fractures (eg fracture of bone attached to a tendon)
- Anterior cruciate ligament surgery
- Liga fiba iso-toggle technique (current recommendation for small breeds)
- Securos x-gen CCR system: BOSS and PROS titanium implants, Orthofiber and crimp technique (current recommendation for medium to large breed dogs).
- De Angelis or lateral suture technique (very old, performed by most vets, superceded by above recommended techniques). Currently the prefered technique for cats.
- TTA (Tibial tuberosity advancement) (currently recommended by many vets but due to improved stablisation and far less severe complication rate, the ligafiba and orthofiber techniques prefered)
- TPLO (tibial plateau levelling osteotomy) recommended for very large breeds with poor angle of their top of their tibia (plateau). Referral necessary for this surgery.
- Medial patella luxation (dislocated knee cap)
- Wedge trochleoplasty and lateral transposition of the tibial tuberosity technique.
- Arthrodesis (joint fusion surgery)
- Plantar ligament rupture in hock (hind leg, below 'ankle' ), common in Shetland sheep dogs
- Sacroiliac joint surgery (pelvis separated from sacrum/backbone)
- Mandibular symphysis fracture and other jaw fractures