Soft Tissue Surgery Procedures
Christensen Animal Hospital has a high-tech surgical suite and highly trained veterinarians to perform any surgery your pet may need. We are able to perform routine surgical procedures such as spay and neuter surgery, to more complex soft-tissue surgery such as foreign object removal.
Laser Surgery—Safer Procedures, Better Recovery for Your Pet
At Christensen Animal Hospital, we use lasers to cut tissue whenever possible. A laser cuts with light energy. As the laser cuts, it also seals nerves and vessels, leading to less bleeding, pain, and inflammation. Your pet will have a faster recovery and a quicker return to normal function. It all goes back to our mantra at Christensen; to use the least invasive technique to allow the patient to get back to normal as soon as possible while enduring as little pain as possible.
Prior to surgery, we will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your postoperative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the postoperative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.
For more information about The Surgical Center At Christensen Animal Hospital and the types of surgical procedures performed, please visit these pages:
- Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Procedures
- Laser Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery and Arthroscopy
Anesthesia and Your Pet
We perform a variety of pre-anesthetic tests to carefully screen patients to be sure your pet is healthy for anesthesia, and we tailor our anesthetic protocol specifically for your pet. Our trained staff and doctors monitor your pet before, during, and after anesthesia using monitoring equipment including blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation and respiratory rate. We use a multimodal approach to anesthesia, meaning your pet may receive different types of medications depending upon the procedure, such as local anesthetics to numb a particular area, anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce swelling and pain medications similar to what is used in human hospitals. We take time to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about the medications, monitoring, and care your pet will receive. If your pet requires medications after discharge, our technicians will go over the medications and all instructions with your prior to your pet’s discharge.