Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery is the area of veterinary surgery that involves tissues other than the bones and joints. Some veterinarians can perform both orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries but others focus on one or the other. At Liberty Animal Hospital, we are able to do both. Soft tissue surgeries can be further classified in routine soft tissue surgeries or advanced soft tissue surgeries

Routine Soft Tissue Surgeries

Some of the routine soft tissue surgery that can be performed at Liberty are:

  • Neuter
  • Traditional Spay
  • Lump removals
  • Abscess repair
  • Laceration repair

Advanced Soft Tissue Surgeries

Some of the advanced soft tissue surgery that can be performed at Liberty are:

  • Exploratory laparotomy (abdominal surgery, Abdominal Mass Removal)
  • Gastrointestinal obstructions (Foreign body ingestion)
  • Resection anastomosis (Cutting and putting the bowels back together)
  • Gastropexy (stomach tack)
  • Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (GDV, Stomach Bloat)
  • Surgery of the Liver (Mass Removal, Biopsy Sample Collection)
  • Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  • Mammary chain tumor removal
    Perineal Urethrostomy (PU Surgery)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Ear Hematoma (Swollen ear flap)
  • Cherry Eye Surgery
  • Entropion (Eyelids rolling inwards)
  • Distichiasis (Eyelashes rubbing against the eye)
  • Cryosurgery (Procedures using liquid nitrogen)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (See the dedicated web page for more information)

7 Signs Your Pet Might Have a Bowel Obstruction

  • Sudden onset of vomiting shortly after eating
  • Vomiting shortly after drinking water
  • Straining to defecate
  • Not eating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Lack of bowel movements for a few days

We are here for you!

If your pet needs a routine or an advanced surgical procedure or if you are unsure about what your pet might need, please reach out to us. Usually, an office visit is the best setting to provide you with all the information you might need, present a more accurate cost estimate for the surgery but also answer any questions that you might have about the procedure, its success rate, the potential complications, and how to care for your loved ones in the recovery period. Call us at the number at the top of this page, or schedule an appointment online.

Soft Tissue Surgery