What is it?
Laparoscopy is more commonly known as ‘keyhole surgery’ is carried out over at our hospital site in Streatham Hill. It has been used in human surgery for years and more recently has been developed for use in veterinary surgery. Just like in human surgery the incisions are small and using a camera along with small instruments we are able to perform some routine surgeries.
Our group was one of the first in South London to introduce keyhole surgery and we have now carried out hundreds!
When do we use Keyhole?
We are using it for abdominal surgeries such as ovariectomies (spay), cryptorchid surgery (undescended testicles) and organ biopsies.
What are the benefits?
Keyhole surgery is a highly skilled procedure and has tremendous advantages over traditional open surgery including:
- Smaller incisions, so there is less trauma to the muscles and other tissue
- recovery time is much reduced
- there is less pain associated with the surgeries
- a lower risk of infections
- reduced surgery time and therefore time spent under anaesthesia and a happier pet!
The very gorgeous Kiki came in for her keyhole spay with our amazing and supremely talented vet Kostas.
As you will see Kiki's surgery went really well she was the perfect patient. After plenty of cuddles from our nursing team she literally bounded home! Check out the video below.
Fortunately for us, our vets at Streatham Hill Vets are experienced in performing keyhole surgery, which is why for a limited time we are offering keyhole spays for the PRICE OF A NORMAL SPAY!
If you would like to know a bit more or to book in, please give Streatham Hill Vets a call on 0208 674 3525
Video of Kiki’s surgery