General veterinary surgery addresses all types of soft-tissue surgery services, including spaying and neutering, dental surgery, removal of growths, oncological (cancer) surgery, cystotomy, wound repair, and more. We also provide selective orthopedic and cruciate surgery services.
The veterinarians at Crestwood Animal Hospital are skilled and experienced with all types of soft-tissue surgery, including spay and neuter, dental surgery, removal of growths, oncological (cancer) surgery, cystotomy, wound repair, and more. We also provide selective orthopedic and cruciate surgery services. Cruciate surgery restores the functioning of an animal’s knee when a cruciate ligament has ruptured. Left untreated, it can lead to painful arthritis and reduce an animal’s ability to move.
Prior to surgery, we recommend blood work to assess overall health and make sure it is safe to proceed with anesthesia. An intravenous catheter is placed to maintain hydration levels with fluids before, during, and after surgery. Using ECG, pulse oximeter, and, sometimes, Doppler blood pressure equipment, we make sure your pet is carefully monitored throughout the surgical process. The surgeon evaluates each pet prior to surgery, and the safest anesthetic protocol is chosen.
Most routine surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and you may take your pet home the same day. However, some procedures require an overnight stay so that we can monitor your pet’s recovery.
During your pet’s surgery admission appointment, you will be provided with a phone number for direct access to the surgical technician monitoring your pet. When the surgery is complete, a member of our staff will call you to provide an update. You will also be provided with detailed written instructions for home care.