What Are Soft Tissue Surgical Procedures?
Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that are not in the sphere of Orthopedic Surgery.
We do soft tissue surgery on dogs and cats with ear, nose, and throat problems, as well as cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin, and oncological issues.
Soft Tissue Procedures At Harbor Animal Hospital
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians will strive to make your pet's surgical procedure comfortable and stress-free 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
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
We will examine your pet's medical history and do a physical examination, necessary blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are required to establish the extent of your pet's ailment during the pre-operative consultation.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (X-rays), CT scans, ultrasounds, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.
- 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.
- How long does the surgery take?
Surgeries typically last 2 to 4 hours. The length of time varies on the type of operation and your pet's unique ailment.
- Does my pet have to stay overnight?
Many of our patients need to stay in the hospital overnight after surgery so that we can monitor them as they recover from the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day.