Laparoscopy as surgery technique


Laparoscopic surgery is a technique that allows us to perform a minimally invasive operation on the abdomen or thorax of dog or cat. Traditionally, in the past, surgery was completed using a scalpel, which was a bit more painful and required longer periods to recover and heal.

Laparoscopy involves the use of a video camera and telescope while in surgery and allows us to visualize the inside of the abdomen or thorax in a dog or cat. Laparoscopic surgery, when compared to traditional surgery approaches, allows us to operate through very small incisions, as opposed to traditionally large incisions.


What does this mean for the patient?

Less pain, a less invasive procedure, and faster recovery times.

Ailments that are diagnosed and treated laparoscopically include liver disease, gallbladder disease, cancer, and lung disease.

Laparoscopy is cutting edge medicine for veterinary patients, and it ensures that your pets receive the least invasive and least painful procedures, while guaranteeing the fastest possible recovery times. We are pleased to provide this service for our clients.

Interested in learning more? Please call us at (512) 288-1040 if you have questions or would like to receive additional detail.

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.

If you wish to learn more, we invite you to call us at (512) 288-1040. We look forward to hearing from you!