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Abdominal Surgery and Laparoscopy

Associated Veterinary Specialists Surgery veterinarians provide the highest level of Abdominal Surgery and Laparoscopy veterinary services in the St. Louis area

There are many indications for open abdominal surgery or minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery. Common indications for open abdominal surgery include:

*removal of gastrointestinal foreign bodies or masses


*liver lobectomy (removal of all or part of a liver lobe)

*biopsy of multiple internal organs

*removal of stones of the urinary system that cannot be removed with minimally invasive techniques

*correction of gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV)

Some procedures can be performed with laparoscopy. Laparoscopic procedures are minimally invasive as they are performed through two or three small (5-10 mm) incisions rather than one large one. Procedures that we are currently performing with laparoscopy include:

*ovariectomy or ovariohysterectomy

*gastropexy (to prevent occurrence of gastric dilatation-volvulus/GDV)

*liver biopsy

*bladder stone removal

The details of each procedure and aftercare are discussed at the time of your consultation.