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Laparoscopy

Associated Veterinary Specialists Internal Medicine veterinarians provide the highest level of Laparoscopy veterinary services in the St. Louis area

Laparoscopy requires general anesthesia for the pet. After the abdomen is prepped, carbon dioxide gas is placed into the abdominal cavity to facilitate examination. Multiple organs can be seen such as the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and bladder. The most common use of laparoscopy at Associated Veterinary Specialist is to obtain diagnostic biopsies from the liver. Post operative discomfort is minimal and laparoscopy is often an outpatient procedure.