Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic OVE – Love Spays and Laparoscopic Gastropexies for Dogs
Research has shown that animals undergoing the laparoscopic procedure feel 65 percent less pain than with a traditional spay. Due to smaller incision(s), recovery generally occurs in half the time compared to post-operative timeframes for an open spay operation. Recovery includes faster wound and skin healing, plus a quicker return to normal activity.
A gastropexy is a surgical procedure performed in order to prevent Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), commonly called torsion or bloat. GDV is a life-threatening condition where the stomach flips or twists, trapping air and gases in the stomach. Circulation to the spleen and stomach are cut off, causing the dog to go into shock and, which is fatal when untreated. During a gastropexy, the stomach is attached to the abdominal wall, so that it is unable to twist.