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Jun 07 2017

A.C.G. Goes Minimally Invasive!

We are pleased to announce that we will now be offering laparoscopic surgery at Animal Care of Gloucester! Laparoscopy is surgery that is preformed through small incisions with a camera and specialized surgical tools. Some benefits of having your pet undergo a laparoscopic procedure as opposed to a traditional surgery are:

  • Laparoscopy is minimally invasive. Much smaller incisions are utilized than a traditional procedure.
  • Improved visualization of your pets internal organs during their procedure. Along with the surgical instruments needed to perform your pets surgery, a small camera is inserted into their abdomen.
  • Reduces post-surgical discomfort
  • Causes minimal bleeding
  • Improves recovery time

Procedures that may be eligible for laparoscopic surgery are:

  • Ovarectomy (Spay)
  • Cryptorchid Castration (Retained Testicle Neuters)
  • Gastropexy (Stomach Tacking)
  • Splenectomy (Spleen Removal or Biopsy)
  • Biopsies of the liver or other abdominal organs
  • Cystotomy (Bladder Surgery)
  • Exploratory Surgery

If you have any questions or think your pet may be eligible for a laparoscopic procedure please call to set up an appointment today.

Surgical suite with our new laparoscope.

Surgical suite with our new laparoscope.


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