Laparoscopy & Laparoscopic Spay
The spay (OHE) is one of the most common surgeries in veterinary medicine. We, at AVDH, offer two types of spays: traditional and laparoscopic.
Laparoscopic spays are performed with fiberoptic scopes 1/2 inch in diameter. The scope, which has a tiny camera attached, is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. With the laparoscope, we are able to perform the surgery with magnified views of the organs, allowing for greater precision. The ovarian ligament is cauterized and the ovary is removed. Laparoscopic spays offer our patients reduced pain, minimal recovery time and less trauma than with traditional spays.
Ovariectomy (OHE or spay) procedures vary greatly between veterinary hospitals. Whether you choose a traditional or laparoscopic spay, this chart can be used to compare our spay versus those at other veterinary hospitals.
Did You Know?
Dr. Donop and Dr. Varga performed the first Laparoscopic Gall Bladder removal at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine during the wet lab portion of the course they attended on Laparoscopic Gastroplexy. Since then, they have successfully performed many other laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic spays.
Reasons to Spay Your Pet
Better Health: A pet that is spayed has no chance of developing uterine cancer and the risk of breast cancer and urinary infections is drastically reduced.
Easier Care: An unspayed female bleeds for about 10 straight days twice a year. This creates a mess on your carpet, furniture, car, basically anywhere your dog walks or lays.
No Accidental Pregnancies: Caring and finding home for puppies is a difficult process particularly when they are unplanned.