Veterinary Services

Laparoscopic Surgery & Endoscopy in Buckeye Lake, OH

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At Petplex Animal Hospital, we strive to provide your pet with high-quality, advanced care. We are proud to be one of the leaders in providing minimally invasive procedures for your pet. Petplex Animal Hospital is one of the only hospitals in central Ohio that perform laparoscopic spays. Laparoscopic spays have become the standard of care in veterinary medicine.

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy, Laparoscopic Spay, “LOVE” Spay

A “LOVE” spay stands for Laparoscopic Ovariectomy. A laparoscopic spay is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions to remove the ovaries. The visualization and magnification of laparoscopic equipment allow a more precise surgery with less trauma and pain. This is one of the biggest benefits of minimally invasive surgery!

Benefits of a Laparoscopic Spay

  • Up to 65% less pain after surgery and quicker healing
  • Better precision using our laparoscopic HD cameras
  • Minimally invasive
  • Less trauma to the tissues and bruising at the surgical site
  • Fewer postoperative complications

For laparoscopic spaying, the amount of time you will need to reduce your pet’s activity is approximately five days vs. 10-14 days! Whatever type of spay surgery you choose for your pet, the overall benefits of spaying outweigh the risks of spaying.

Not only can we use the laparoscopic technology to perform spays, but we can also perform:

Prophylactic Gastropexy

A prophylactic gastropexy is performed to help prevent gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) or bloat. This preventative measure is performed in healthy dogs predisposed to this condition, such as German Shepherds, Great Danes, Dobermans, etc.

Rhinoscopy/Nasal Evaluation

This procedure is used to examine the nose and take a biopsy. Rhinoscopy can be helpful in evaluating chronic sneezing, nasal discharge, and other nasal-related conditions.

Tissue and Organ Biopsy

Direct visualization during laparoscopy provides more comprehensive information about the tissues and abdominal organs and the ability to biopsy tissues.

Video Otoscopy/Ear Evaluation

We use high-quality imaging to pinpoint recurrent and underlying problems inside the ear for better diagnosis and treatment.

Upper GI Endoscopy

Upper GI Endoscopy is a minimally invasive way to evaluate the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestines. This procedure can be used to potentially remove foreign bodies from the esophagus or stomach or chronic GI conditions like diarrhea or vomiting.

Veterinary Services in Buckeye Lake, OH

At Petplex Animal Hospital we provide complete veterinary services for your pets, assisting our animal patients and their families with the greatest diagnostic, medicinal, and surgical techniques.

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