Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Spaying

Did you know that spaying procedures are among the most frequently performed elective surgeries in small animal practices? At Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego, we’re not just offering spaying procedures; we’re setting a new standard in the field. As pioneers in the Pacific Northwest, we were the first general practice in the region to embrace Laparoscopic Spaying. Our commitment to innovation and excellence has positioned us as leaders in laparoscopic spays and gastropexy in our area. And we’re not just advancing our own practice – we’re also educating and training other veterinarians in this cutting-edge surgical method. So when you choose us, you’re not just choosing exceptional care for your pet – you’re choosing the forefront of veterinary medicine.

How is Laparoscopic spaying different from traditional spaying?

Laparoscopic spaying (Ovariectomy) involves only 2 tiny incisions in the abdomen, generally 1/8 inch to ½ inch, depending on the size of your pet. A tiny camera (laparoscope) is used to allow the doctor to magnify and have excellent visualization of the ovaries. The magnified view allows the doctor to carefully work without the stretching and pulling that is sometimes required for a traditional spay, and this can result in less discomfort for your pet. The doctor then carefully removes the ovaries, leaving the uterus inside your pet. Large studies have found that there is no significant advantage to removing a healthy uterus in dogs. After the procedure is complete, the two tiny incisions are sutured with absorbable sutures placed under the skin.

At Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego, we perform many traditional spays on cats and dogs on a routine basis, but for medium to large dogs, we recommend laparoscopic spaying as the preferred method of spaying due to its many benefits over traditional spaying. We do not perform laparoscopic spays on cats or dogs under 20 pounds.

By incorporating some of the same less-invasive techniques routinely used in human medicine (i.e. endoscopy), this allows us to give your pet the same level of care you’d expect for yourself. If we would request laparoscopy for ourselves, why not for our pets?

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Call us to learn more about Laparoscopic Spaying at 503-850-6280.