What Are The Different Types Of Soft Tissue Surgery?
Soft tissue surgery typically involves the majority of surgical procedures with the exception of orthopedic surgery.
Soft tissue procedures are some of the most common veterinary surgeries and can range from minor mass removals to much more intensive or invasive procedures.
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin and oncological disorders.
Soft Tissue Procedures At Pacific Crest Companion Animal
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians aim to help make your pet's surgical procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible for your pet, and for you, too.
We'll talk you through each step of the process, including preparation and proper post-operative care, and ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right choices for your pet.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
The following are some of the most common questions that our veterinarians receive about the soft tissue surgery procedures offered at our hospital.
Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. The consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your animal must undergo prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
Does my pet have to stay overnight?
Once your pet has recovered from the anesthesia and seems to be doing well we will allow you to bring them home. We will also provide you with detailed instructions for their ongoing care.
How long does surgery take?
Surgeries usually last between two and four hours. The duration depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
What happens during the consultation appointment?
During the pre-operative consultation, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, appropriate blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your pet's condition.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, ultrasound, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.