In recent years the ability to perform many procedures through small incisions using specialised cameras and instruments has become a reality in veterinary surgery. This option is only available in a small amount of veterinary practices in Sydney and we are proud that St George Animal Hospital has been one of those for several years.
Laparoscopic surgery involves specialised training and experience in these techniques. Our surgeon/practice partner, Dr. Shelton Smith, has been performing laparoscopic procedures for over six years.
Keyhole surgery has the advantage of being minimally invasive and less traumatic. These advantages reduce post- surgical pain and greatly speeds up return to normal function. This form of surgery has many applications including - female de-sexing, retained testicles (cryptorchids), gastropexy and organ biopsies.