What are soft tissue surgical procedures?
Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that are not in the sphere of Orthopedic Surgery (skeleton, tendon and ligaments).
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 Mahopac Animal Hospital
Our experienced veterinarians will strive to make your pet's surgical procedure comfortable and stress-free for your pet, and for you.
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 best choices for your pet health.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
- 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), ultrasound, 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 surgery take?
Surgeries usually last between two to four hours. The duration varies based on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
- 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 and watch for signs of complications.
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. Your vet will be able to give you more details based on the specific surgery your pet needs