We are very proud that Eglinton Vet is one of only a few clinics in the GTA to offer the option of having your pet’s surgical procedure(s) performed laparoscopically. Having used this technology since 2012, our team is very experienced. And we have had years of seeing the benefits of laparoscopic procedures over traditional surgical techniques!
Laparoscopy involves the use of a fibre optic telescope and camera to visualize areas within the patient’s abdomen to complete a procedure. Although laparoscopy is most commonly used in veterinary patients for spays (laparoscopic ovariohysterectomies), we may also use it to visualize the nasal cavity and ears (otoscopy), perform prophylactic gastropexies (a surgery to prevent bloat in large breed dogs), to do biopsies of liver/intestines and to facilitate the removal of bladder stones using the laparoscope.
Our team would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about laparoscopy, and/or to book a consultation with one of our doctors. Our laparoscopic procedures are currently being performed by consultant surgeons with training and experience with this equipment (Dr. Paul Hodges and Dr. Jessica Chong). They are typically available two days per week for laparoscopic procedures. We do see patients who are not regular clients of Eglinton Vet, and will work with your regular veterinarian to do any pre-op work, and we expect that these patients will then return to their regular vet following recovery from the procedure.