A modern, minimally invasive approach to neutering
What is a laparoscopic spay?
Using two 5mm incisions in your pet’s tummy, we can insert a camera and instrumentation to safely identify, seal and remove the ovaries. Avoiding the pain and lengthy recovery associated with an ‘open’ spay wound of 50-100mm.
Laparoscopic spays are shown to be considerably less painful (65% reduction in post-op pain) than traditional ‘open’ spays (Hancock et al, 2004; Devitt et al, 2005; Davidson et al 2004). By minimizing the size of incisions into the abdomen and reduced tissue handling, dogs are much more comfortable after laparoscopic spays than ‘open’ spays.
Recovery is typically around 1 day for laparoscopic spays compared to 14 days for ‘open’ spays. Licking and self-inflicted wound trauma is significantly reduced too with no need for a buster collar! “Sixty-five percent less pain than a traditional ‘open’ spay…” – Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association.
Less risks and complications
While any surgery carries a degree of risk, laparoscopic techniques reduce the risk of:
• Wound breakdown
• Ovarian ‘remnant’ syndrome
Who can have a laparoscopic spay?
• Dogs, cats, rabbits
• Any sized patient
We use high quality state of the art Karl Storz® instrumentation and camera systems. Robert has undergone intensive external training in laparoscopic techniques and carries out laparoscopic surgery on a regular basis in the practice.
How much does it cost?
As you would expect, it costs a practice a lot of money to invest in the equipment and training required to provide laparoscopic surgery. We have kept the cost to our clients as low and simple as possible. We add a charge of £120 inc. VAT to each neutering procedure carried out under laparoscopy. Please ask any of our team for current base prices.