Laparoscopy at Oak Barn vets

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Laparoscopy is key hole surgery using a camera to look inside the body. We do this either to examine internal organs or to perform a procedure such as a biopsy or most commonly for spaying or removing abdominal testicles. In human surgery this has become the gold standard for abdominal surgery – thanks to the small holes required for the instruments, operations are quicker and recovery times are much shorter.

We are currently one of only a few practices in Surrey to offer Laparoscopy. Andrew Ketteridge has been performing laparoscopic procedures for several years at Grove Lodge Veterinary Hospital and is now at Oak Barn every Monday and Wednesday. We are very excited about the greatly improved scope of surgical procedures it means we can offer and the benefits it brings to your pets.

Why is Laparoscopy better for my pet?

  • Less post-operative pain (65% less in a recent study)
  • Smaller incisions – no external sutures or lampshade collars required!
  • Less tissue handling
  • Quicker healing and recovery times
  • Reduced infection risk
  • Reduced blood loss