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Soft Tissue Surgery

Our Veterinarian's providing Winnipeg and surrounding areas with soft tissue surgery and more.

What is Soft Tissue Surgery?

Soft tissue surgery is surgery on any body part that does not include bones/joints, heart or nervous system. Below is a list of common soft tissue surgery and reasons they may be performed:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery - to remove foreign objects or diseased parts of the intestine.
  • Bladder surgery - to remove stones or polyps
  • Liver surgery - to remove masses or diseased lobes
  • Spleen surgery - to remove diseased spleens or masses

Many other soft tissue procedures are available and may be discussed with our veterinarian in Winnipeg.

Pet Surgery at Southglen Veterinary Hospital

Our veterinarians at Southglen Veterinary Hospital understand that having your pet go through surgery is an overwhelming time. We know you may have many questions and have created our very own Winnipeg pet surgery suite and procedures to provide our patients with experienced surgical care, minimal complications, and maximum comfort for pets. Our veterinarians perform routine spay and neuter surgeries, pet dental procedures, soft tissue and complex orthopedic surgeries.

What to Expect – Pre and Post Surgery Comfort

Southglen Veterinary Hospital takes steps necessary to prepare a comfortable and successful surgery. Our veterinarians will explain the need for surgery and describe how we plan to help your pet. Our pet surgery equipment is always sterilized as if they were being used in a human hospital. We do this to minimize the chances of infections or complications. Lab tests are run before procedures so that we may have a full understanding of what work needs to be done and to detect any underlying health conditions which would affect the anesthesia process.

When placing pets under anesthesia, we take all the necessary precautions to maximize the safety of the procedure and to ensure your pet's comfort. The pre-operative labs taken before the administration of anesthesia help guide us to ensure safety. Some procedures may only require local anesthesia, while others like spaying and neutering or orthopedic procedures will need general anesthesia. Veterinarian technicians are present throughout each procedure to monitor your pet's vital signs.

Once your pet is ready to go home, we will discuss how the surgery went and provide you with clear instructions on administering any medications and how to change dressings if needed.

How to Prepare for Surgery and What to Do After 

Most surgeries are scheduled for the morning so our veterinarian can monitor your pet in the afternoon. Before arriving for surgery, we ask that food is restricted at least 12 hours before the procedure.

Once your pet is home you will need to restrict their activity level for five to seven days. Some pets will need to wear an Elizabethan collar to prevent licking and biting of stitches. Complicated procedures may require rehabilitative care.

Do you need to schedule an appointment or have questions about pet surgery? Please call our veterinarian in Winnipeg at (204) 452-0077 to learn more.