The range of surgical procedures performed at our clinic is quite varied. We therefore list here the most common ones. In all categories we deal with the removal of tumours on internal organs and various injuries.
Surgery of the upper respiratory tract, neck and head
We perform surgical alterations of the nostrils and soft palate. This procedure is often necessary in small breeds with shortened noses when the dog snores, has difficulty breathing or even eating or drinking water.
We also surgically address eyelid modifications. If they irritate the eye for a long time, they cause inflammation of the conjunctiva or cornea.
The most common thoracic surgeries include surgery for lung tumors or removal of a foreign body lodged in the esophagus. Patients are operated on under inhalation anaesthesia and monitored by instruments.
At the Mountain Veterinary Clinic, we handle castrations of animals of both sexes, uterine inflammation (pyometra) procedures in females and mastectomies (mammary gland surgery), removal of bladder or urethral stones in cats, as well as removal of foreign bodies lodged in the stomach or intestine or hernia surgery on a daily basis.
Torsion of the stomach
We operate on patients with gastric torsion as soon as excessive gas is released from the stomach. The time at which the torsion occurred is critical to the patient’s survival. After the operation, the patient is hospitalized for at least 24 hours until his/her condition stabilizes. He is discharged to home care when the threat to his life has passed.
When a pet needs surgery
Surgery on a pet is a challenging time for the owner as well. As much as everyone wishes to help their animal friend out of pain, most owners are overwhelmed with anxiety just before surgery.
How to prepare your pet for surgery
Unless it is an emergency, arrange a specific day and time for the surgery with the doctor. Do not feed your pet for at least 12 hours before surgery. When you arrive at the clinic, the doctor will go over the necessary documents with you again, answer your questions and take the patient. It is not necessary for you to stay in the clinic for the entire operation. Animals usually calm down considerably if they do not feel the owner’s nervousness.
Where the surgery takes place
All surgeries are performed in climate-controlled, air-filtered operating rooms under strictly aseptic conditions. During operations, patients are connected to monitors to check their vital signs and are given infusions and painkillers.
Our policy is to hand over the patient to the owner fully awake from anesthesia. After surgery, your pet will also be given a protective collar to wear until the surgical wound is fully healed.