Laparoscopic (Key Hole) Desexing
This is the surgery that has revolutionised recovery times in human medicine. Instead of making a large incision this keyhole approach allows visualisation of the abdomen and desexing with maximum precision and minimal tissue handling.
The difference to the amount of disruption to the body is significant. A traditional spey is harder on the patient in the short run, even with correct pain management.
This is a safe and more comfortable alternative to the traditional spey.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Under general anaesthesia a single 10mm (or two 5mm) incisions are made into the abdomen. Through these an operating telescope with it’s own light source is passed with an instrument that dissects the ovary away from other tissues. This is all watched using a magnified high definition LCD screen. The ovaries are removed through the same incision and the port is sealed closed.
WHY MAKE THE DECISION FOR YOUR FEMALE DOG TO BE DESEXED LAPAROSCOPICALLY?
1. Comfort: laparoscopic desexing is the gentlest spey technique.
2. Fast return to normal behaviour.
3. Risk of bleeding is almost non existent during or after surgery.
4. Minimal infection risk as the surgeon does not directly touch any tissue or organs.
5. Less medication is required post operatively for pain relief.
KEYHOLE VS TRADITIONAL SPAY
With a traditional spey the surgeon makes a long incision into the abdomen and removes the ovaries and uterus. This is done by tearing the ovarian ligaments. This causes bleeding pain and inflammation that increases recovery time and and risk of complication.
Laparoscopic keyhole desexing is performed through one or two small holes into the abdomen. The operation is performed internally. Only the ovaries removed with maximum precision and minimal invasive trauma. This shortens surgical time and reduces risk.
If you wish to spey your female dog by laparoscopy please ring 3365 3444 and speak to Drs Fraser Galloway, Bonnie Botterill or Stephanie Tirtoprodjo.