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Keyhole surgery

We’re very proud to be one of a small number of veterinary practices in the UK that perform keyhole surgery (Laparoscopic surgery) on animals.

What is keyhole surgery?

Keyhole surgery is an excellent way of performing operations on your pet through a very small hole – usually less than 1cm. We take a camera to show a bright, magnified and clear area and use a vast range of up-to-date surgical instruments to perform different procedures.


The benefits of keyhole surgery:

Less pain and less invasive

Your pet can feel less pain with this surgery technique. With such a small incision, there’s a lot less internal trauma, it’s much less invasive and not as painful after surgery. Like you, we don’t want to see your pets in pain, so we do our best to reduce this as much as we can for them.

Quicker recovery

As the keyhole wound is so small, there are fewer complications after surgery. The chances of infection are lower and there’s a lot less scarring, which speeds up the recovery time. Normally, after traditional surgery it takes around 2-3 weeks before your pet is back to itself again, however, with keyhole surgery it tends to be just a few days! This means less time cooped up and more time playing fetch at the park.

Clear view for the surgeon

Using this advanced technique enables us to see clearly and closely during an operation. It also allows us to perform an operation excellently in good time, which means more time getting your pet on the mend. With this advanced surgery, we can operate on areas that are often tricky to reach and help us spot any underlying issues.

If you have any further questions about Key-hole surgery, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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