Minimizing Risk to Increase the Benefits of Pet Surgery
Surgery helps us treat a wide range of conditions, both preventively and correctively. Yet despite its benefits, surgery is an anesthetic event that comes with inherent risks. At Buffalo Grove Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and team dedicate themselves to minimizing every risk, so your pet experiences minimal discomfort and a smooth recovery.
Surgical Procedures We Offer
Our veterinarians are skilled in a wide range of soft tissue procedures. For any orthopedics, we refer our clients to a traveling, board-certified surgeon who works with us to perform surgeries in the comfort of our hospital. Please contact us for more information pertaining to advanced procedures.
Some of the common soft tissue procedures we perform include:
- Spay and neuter
- Mass removals
- Laceration repairs
- Abdominal surgery
- Eye surgeries (enucleations, cherry eye, etc.)
- Foreign body removal
- Splenectomy (removal of the spleen)
- Biopsy procedures
Reducing Anesthetic Events
Anesthesia is a vital part of surgical procedures, but it also comes with its own risks. That’s why we aim to reduce the number of anesthetic events in your pet’s life. With every surgery, we’ll have an in-depth discussion with you about the procedure(s) your pet requires as well as the timing for surgery. The fewer times your pet needs to undergo anesthesia, the fewer risks they have of complications, recovery times, and costs to you.
Our Safety Procedures
Before every procedure, we do pre-anesthetic blood work and a thorough examination to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo surgery. Without this vital step, your pet could be hiding an underlying illness that could drastically affect the outcome of their surgery. When it comes to your companion’s well-being, we don’t cut corners. Additionally, during the procedure, your pet will be under the supervision of our trained veterinary staff who:
- Administer pain medications before, during, and after surgery to minimize discomfort.
- Monitor your pet’s vitals through advanced equipment that reads their heart rate and rhythm, pulse-oximetry, respiration rate, body temperature, and more.
- Place an IV catheter that supplies warmed fluids which keep your pet hydrated and help to regulate their blood pressure.
Contact us today with any questions about your pet's recent surgery, their recovery, or upcoming surgery. We're here to help.