Laparoscopic Spays are Available for Des Moines Dogs & Cats

Laparoscopic Spays – Because Your Pet Deserves up to 65% LESS PAIN!

The Veterinarians and Healthcare Team at Ingersoll Animal Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa continue to work to provide the best medical and surgical care available to our treasured pets. The Ingersoll Animal Hospital veterinarians are proud to offer a less stressful laparoscopic surgical spay option for our Des Moines dogs and cats. A laparoscopic spay cause less surgical stress and up to 65% less pain versus a traditional open surgical spay.

When a laparoscopic spay is performed the procedure is done through three tiny incisions in the abdomen, 5mm in size. The procedure uses a camera to magnify the views of the organs allowing for greater visibility and allowing greater precision. In a traditional spay a larger incision is made in the abdomen where the ovarian ligament is blindly torn from the abdominal wall increasing the risk for bruising and postoperative pain. In a laparoscopic spay the ovarian ligament is carefully cut and cauterized, rather than torn. Laparoscopic spays offer patients up to 65% less pain[1], minimal recovery pain and less trauma than traditional spays. Smaller incisions are less painful and help reduce recovery time. Advantages of Laparoscopic Spays over Traditional Surgery:

  • Recent studies have shown that patients spayed laparoscopically have less surgical stress and up to 65% less post-operative pain.
  • The entire surgery is performed through a few tiny incisionsrather than a larger abdominal opening. Smaller incisions are less painful and reduce recovery time.
  • Laparoscopy allows for better visualization of abdominal organs
  • Controlled incisions eliminate pain and bruising caused by the tearing of tissue associated with traditional spays.
  • In larger breed dogs a gastropexy can be performed at the same time to help reduce the risk of potentially deadly gastric torsion.
  • Dogs and cats can now be given the same surgical options as people and have the ability to benefit from laparoscopic procedures.

If you have any questions on this procedure or any other minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure please call and ask our doctors and staff about this exciting new procedure available in our quest to provide the best possible quality care in Des Moines to all of our patients.

For more information or to watch a video describing the laparoscopic spay procedure and recovery click the link: http://www.lapspay.com/lapspay-laparascopic-spay-procedure.html

[1] “Devitt,Chad DVM, MS, DACVS, “Duration, Complication, Stress and Pain of Open Ovariohysterectomy Versus a Simple Method of Laparoscopic-Assisted Ovariohysterectomy in Dogs”. Journal of th American Veterinary Medical Association Volume 227, Number 6 (September 15, 2005)