Surgical Services for Pets
Our team at our Brookhaven hospital offers a variety of surgical procedures using only the most rigid protocols.
If your pet requires surgery they will have a dedicated nurse who will administer the anesthesia and pain management medication while monitoring your pet continuously to ensure success.
Once the surgery has been completed the focus will shift to at-home care as well as pain management. Your vet will provide thorough instructions on how to successfully manage aftercare for your pet.
What to Expect from Surgery
Our vets will thoroughly discuss the recommendation for a surgical procedure and explain our surgical protocols and what to expect during the surgery. We will also provide you with instructions for post-operative at-home care.
At Brookhaven Animal Hospital, our vets help treat diseases and conditions in your pets or repair injuries that may have occurred through trauma by performing medical and emergency surgeries.
Some of the elective and non-elective surgeries that our Brookhaven vets routinely perform are:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
These soft tissue procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
We also offer these procedures for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
Spaying or neutering your pet can help to prevent possible serious diseases from developing and provide your pet with an extended life expectancy.
Your vet will perform cesarean sections in order to surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are performed in cases where the mother has been unable to deliver naturally.
Pets that have been experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes may require ocular surgery.
Some of the most common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your pet requires a specialized procedure or equipment, our veterinarians will then refer you to an experienced specialist near Brookhaven and will collaborate with the specialist and their team in order to ensure that your pet continues to receive the best care possible.
- Mass Removal
While pets most commonly develop masses within their skin, it is also possible for masses to grow inside a body cavity and potentially be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is one of the most common procedures that are performed on cats and dogs at our hospital.
- Foreign Body
It is possible for foreign objects to become lodged in your pet's body whether they are ingested or have physically become stuck in their body.
Regardless of the cause of the foreign object, it may require surgery in order to have it safely removed.
There may be cases in which specialized skills or equipment may be necessary in order to perform pet surgery. If this situation arises, your vet will refer you to an animal surgeon near Brookhaven and work closely with the surgical team to ensure your pet is cared for.
When living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged then your pet will have suffered from a wound.
Wounds must be appropriately cleaned, disinfected, and cared for by your veterinarian immediately in order to avoid further complications and possible infection.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Your vet may recommend orthopedic surgery in order to correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet.
If your dog or cat's condition requires advanced specialized care then your vet will refer you and your pet to a qualified vet surgeon near Brookhaven.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians are able to provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. Our veterinary team is able to perform surgeries that can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
Finding out that your beloved pet may need surgery can be a frightening experience. Our veterinarians will only recommend surgery for your companion when absolutely necessary.
Prior to performing the surgery, we will ensure that you fully understand the reason behind the recommendation of surgery and that you are able to make an informed decision to allow us to perform the procedure.
In some unique cases, your pet may require advanced care, if this occurs then our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Brookhaven and will be involved in the entire process to ensure that your pet is being well cared for.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. Prior to beginning the procedure your vet will confirm the details of the surgery, perform a complete physical examination of your pet, and ensure blood tests and other necessary diagnostics have been completed and reviewed to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Our team uses a dedicated surgical suite within our facility. Our team ensures that this room and area are kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical anesthesia. We use the safest anesthetic protocols with appropriate monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, etc while each pet is under anesthesia.
Sterile packs and equipment. We ensure proper reprocessing of our tools by cleaning, sterilizing and wrapping our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.