At VRC, we’re passionate about being able to offer your pets the latest advances in surgical techniques and the most up-to-date technology. Whenever we can, VRC’s surgeons choose minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy, to get to the bottom of what’s ailing your dog or cat. Laparoscopy is an increasingly common diagnostic procedure where your veterinarian will make a small incision in order to inspect the abdominal cavity of your animal using a tiny fiber optic camera. Those pictures can be transmitted to a screen and magnified in order to see what’s really wrong. Sometimes a laparoscopic procedure may even be used to complete a surgery. The minimally invasive nature of the technique reduces the amount of trauma to your pet’s surrounding tissues and organs. It also means we can often perform this procedure on an outpatient basis or with a simple overnight stay for observation. It also reduces the amount of pain, recovery time, and risk of infection your pet will experience, as well as limiting their scarring and increasing their mobility. Faster healing and reduced pain and recovery time also mean we can prescribe your dog or cat fewer pain medications.
Our surgeons utilize state-of-the-art equipment to investigate and treat abdominal diseases in your pet such as:
Please contact us for more details and to find out how laparoscopic surgery may benefit your pet.