Surgical operations are carried out under maximum hygienic and sterile conditions. The surgical area is thoroughly clipped and disinfected before being draped with sterile surgical covers. The patient is medically anaesthetised and subsequently intubated, i.e. an oropharyngeal tube is inserted into the trachea for assisted respiration. For monitoring during surgery, we have the latest technical equipment available. After surgery, intensive medical monitoring and care is essential. During anaesthetic recovery, the patient is also constantly monitored. In bright and quiet kennels with separate areas for dogs and cats, the patients can quickly recuperate.
Next to arthroscopy, conventional surgery plays an important part in treatment of joint dysfunctions and is traditionally carried out at our institution.
Osteosynthesis, where fractures are surgically treated using pins, wires, screws and plates, aims at ensuring optimum healing of fractures while retaining the natural anatomical situation. By using this method casts, which are rarely tolerated by animals, are made redundant in most cases. Intra-articular fractures need to be repaired using osteosynthesis in order to ensure pain-free and proper joint function. In case of problems in the elbow area (Processus anconaeus isolatus), CT examination of the joint has proven beneficial. Thus, surgery on the joint can be more carefully planned or even avoided in some cases.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Next to standard procedures such as castrations (m/f) and ovariohysterectomies, pyometra surgeries and the removal of mammary tumours in bitches are the most common soft tissue surgeries. Removal of foreign bodies from the stomach or intestine as well as removal of anal fistulas are also common surgeries at our hospital.