At Willett House we are always looking to improve our skills and to offer new techniques not readily available in all practices. That is why we were one of the first few practices in the country to offer keyhole surgery (laparoscopy), including the keyhole bitch spay for neutering female dogs.
We have invested heavily in laparoscopy as it provides a huge advantage for our patients compared with conventional surgery: It is minimally invasive which means a reduced surgical approach leading to the following benefits:
- Increased magnification and visualisation of the surgical field
- Reduced surgical time
- Reduced tissue trauma
- Reduced chance of bleeding during or post-operatively
- Reduced post-operative pain
- Small skin wounds with no skin sutures
- Less risk of post-operative complications such as infection and wound breakdown
- Faster recovery times meaning patients can be hospitalised for shorter periods and can often return to their normal exercise regime quicker.
The benefits of laparoscopy also mean that laparoscopic techniques can often be used in debilitated or compromised animals where conventional techniques maybe contraindicated.
In addition to the keyhole bitch spay, mentioned earlier, we offer a variety of other laparoscopic techniques all of which are only available in a handful of practices across the country. These include: