Soft Tissue Surgery

veterinarian performing surgery

We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to pets.

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses, or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous.

Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. In some pets, the eyelashes may actually damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these pets, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the pet’s vision in the long term.

Other commonly performed soft tissue surgeries are cystotomy for removal of stone in the urinary bladdder, and gastrointestinal surgery for the removal of foreign objects that your pet may have swallowed.

Most soft tissue procedures at our hospital are performed by laser.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your pet.