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Bilateral Vocal Fold Excision (Mucosoplasty) & Bilateral Arytenoidpexy (BVEAP) Approach to Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

Learn how your patient can benefit from the BVEAP technique over the “tie back”.

 

Ken Sadanaga, VMD, DACVS

 

Dr. Ken Sadanaga is recognized for pioneering a new surgical technique to treat laryngeal paralysis in dogs that addresses both the intraluminal and extraluminal contribution of laryngeal paralysis, which the traditional “tie back” method does not.

With the tie back method, one side of the lumen is opened permanently to allow for increased airflow. This technique works well to open the airway and improve breathing but increases the risk of aspiration pneumonia for the remainder of the dog’s life.

With the BVEAP technique, the compromised vocal cords are removed to open the lower intraluminal area of the larynx and the arytenoid cartilages are pexied to thyroid cartilage—thus, addressing the extraluminal contribution to laryngeal paralysis. This artytenoidpexy opens the larynx in a more conservative and symmetrical manner, maintaining a better interface between the glottis and epiglottis during the act of swallowing and therefore significantly reducing the potential for aspiration pneumonia.

Advantages of BVEAP Over “Tie Back”

  • Dogs can swim post-op, which is not recommended after tie back
  • Creates a more functional airway
  • Significantly less prone to aspiration pneumonia

 

To consult with Dr. Sadanaga regarding this innovative technique, contact him at 610-647-2950.

New Referral Relationship Manager, Joe Simpson

Meet Joe

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Joe earned a B.S. in biology from Southampton College in 2003 and has worked in the veterinary field since 2005.  During that time, he has worked in a variety of roles including as a veterinary technician, in vaccine production for Merck Animal Health, and a human resource/practice manager for a local AAHA accredited veterinary hospital.  Prior to joining VRC, he spent the last 3 years as a veterinary services representative for Petplan Pet Insurance.

During his freetime, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Brittany and their two amazing daughters.  He also enjoys hiking with his two crazy dogs Harley and Oswald, running, and spending time at the beach.

What is a Referral Relationship Manager (RRM)? 

VRC has a Referral Relationship Manager to ensure that the needs of local general practice veterinarians are being met, to distribute up-to-date materials about new specialties and services, and to introduce our specialists to the referring community. Joe works with referring partners to schedule Lunch & Learn events and VRC doctor Meet & Greets that enable us to nurture relationships with one another. He also coordinates Continuing Education courses at VRC for rDVMs and technicians.

When you schedule a Lunch & Learn or Meet & Greet with doctors at VRC, we travel to your location (with complimentary breakfast or lunch) and provide education, training, and relationship building opportunities

Do you have a request for Joe?

Interested in inquiring further about the opportunities that we offer?

  • Schedule a visit from Joe
  • ​Request more materials (brochures, magnets, doctor directory, business cards, etc)
  • Schedule a Lunch & Learn at your facility (food provided)
  • Schedule a VRC doctor Meet & Greet at your facility (food provided)
  • Request Upcoming CE Information
  • Schedule a tour of VRC

Meet Our Newest Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgeon,   Michaela Gruenheid, DVM, MS

DR. GRUENHEID BRINGS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES TO VRC

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. GRUENHEID>>


DR. GRUENHEID JOINS OUR SURGERY DEPARTMENT

DIETRICH FRANCZUSZKI, DVM, MS 

GAYLE JAEGER, DVM, MSPVM, DACVS

KENNETH K. SADANAGA, VMD, DACVS

 

UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENT: SEPTEMBER 26

Diagnostic & Treatment Advances for Urothelial Carcinoma

 

Presented by,
Colleen Martin, DVM, MS, Practice Limited to Oncology
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
6:00pm

This lecture will review:

  • Overview of the biologic behavior of Urothelial Carcinoma
  • Advances in screening and diagnostics
  • New therapeutic options
  • Outcomes with treatment

 

Lecture provides 1 credit of complimentary CE to veterinarians and veterinary technicians through RACE.

PROGRAM
Complimentary dinner and Meet & Greet starts at 6:00pm. Session begins at 7:00pm followed by Q&A.

LOCATION
VRC
340 Lancaster Ave
Malvern, PA 19355

REGISTRATION
RSVP by Friday, September 21st.

REGISTER TODAY