Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic Spays

Laparoscopy
Why choose laparoscopic ovariectomy over the traditional ovariohysterectomy?

Laparoscopic surgery employs the use of small cameras which enter the body through small button holes. This type of surgery allows your puppy to experience less pain, as well as recover much faster immediately after the surgery. Your puppy will be able to go home on the same day of surgery, and will be back to normal in no time at all. We would love to speak with you about your puppy and laparoscopic ovariectomy.

Is laparoscopic spay right for you and your dog? Bring her to see us for a free consult with Dr’s. Patrick Hubka and Jeremy Knight today!

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery for Our Patients

Laparoscopic surgery has become the gold standard for a wide range of operations in humans, but sadly is still only rarely performed in animals. Just as in humans, the very small incisions mean a much faster recovery, less risk of post-operative infections, less risks of post-operative wound complications, and most importantly, significantly less pain than with old-fashioned open abdominal surgery. For many major operations performed this way, animals need shorter hospitalization, meaning they can return home to their family sooner.

What is Laparoscopy?

Lararoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses an endoscopic camera and instruments passed through small abdominal incisions to examine and biopsy abdominal organs.

Healing and recovery times can be reduced as a result, making laparoscopic surgery an especially viable option for our patients. Since many of our patients are older and may have other illnesses, decreased anesthetic times are also beneficial.

Who is Qualified to Perform Laparoscopy?


Veterinarians who perform laparoscopic surgery at I-20 Animal Medical Center have many years of surgical experience and have attended highly specialized training laparoscopy. Our state of the art equipment and our doctor’s ability to offer laparoscopy as part of our treatment options allows us to provide more options for our patients and their families. We invite you to get in touch with us if you would like more information on our minimally invasive surgical options.

When Is Laparoscopy Recommended?

Laparoscopy is most beneficial for diagnosis of specific diseases in order to provide the most effective treatment. For example, laparoscopic liver biopsies provide valuable information for our patients with liver disease, allowing us to provide specific treatment with the goal of improving quality of life. Laparscopic procedures include:

  • Liver biopsy
  • Pancreatic biopsy
  • Splenic biopsy
  • Gall bladder aspirate
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Identification and biopsy of masses
  • Spays