Minimally Invasive Surgery
Queensland Veterinary Specialists surgeons were among the first veterinary surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery in Australia. Be assured, that your pet is receiving the best care from specialist surgeons using advanced technologies including Force Triad Ligasure, Harmonic Scalpel and Stryker and Olympus stacks.
More videos below - click on the links
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery is an innovative kind of surgery that allows surgery to be performed through small incisions or through natural body openings. The types of minimally invasive surgery include laparoscopy (abdominal), arthroscopy (joint) and thoracoscopy (chest). Minimally invasive surgery is sometimes called “key-hole” surgery meaning that the surgery is performed through “key-hole” sized incisions.
Why minimally invasive surgery?
Minimally invasive surgery has the advantage of:
- smaller incisions and scars
- reduced pain
- reduced risk of infection
- quicker recovery times
What surgeries can be performed using minimally invasive surgery?
At Queensland Veterinary Specialists, many different kinds of surgeries can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Click the links below to watch the surgery:
- desexing or spay (ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy)
- cryptorchid castration (abdominal testes removal)
- ovarian remnant excision
- prophylactic gastropexy (a technique to prevent a potentially fatal condition called GDV, gastric dilatation and volvulus)
- organ and tumour biopsy (eg liver, kidney, pancreas, lung)
- bladder exploration and biopsy
- bladder stone removal
- joint exploration and treatment
- chest exploration
- pericardial window (making a window in the heart sac to relieve fluid pressure)