Pet Surgery at Our Emergency Animal Hospital
Sometimes pets will have a type of emergency which requires surgery to correct. At Emergency Veterinary Services of Lisle, we are fully equipped and ready to take care of these types of emergencies, so we can get your furry family member feeling better as quickly as possible.
Transparent Service & Treatment Options
When you bring your pet into our hospital, we perform a thorough examination and review with you available diagnostic and treatment options. Prior to recommending any surgery, we discuss the risks and benefits involved. At this time, we also recommend other potential treatment options, so you can make the best-informed decision for you and your pet. A thorough estimate of the costs involved is provided as well, so there are no surprises when your pet is discharged.
Best-in-Class Safety Measures
With pets' safety and well-being as our top priority, we have a state of the art surgical suite. Our suite includes modern anesthesia options and advanced monitoring technology to ensure surgeries are performed as safely as possible. After your pet's surgery is complete, we keep you fully informed on their condition. You're also encouraged to reach out to us anytime you would like a status update just for peace of mind.
Issues that Require Surgery
Our surgical capabilities are extensive here at Emergency Veterinary Services of Lisle because many different situations may call for it. The following are some of the more common situations that we encounter with pets that require surgery:
Sometimes animals eat things that are not digestible and that also can not pass through their system on their own such as a sock or part of a toy. These can be very dangerous situations for a pet and surgery is required to remove the object. The types of procedures that may be necessary to remove these objects include gastrotomy, enterotomy, or intestinal resection and anastomosis.
Also called gastric dilatation-volvulus. This is a very serious problem where the stomach spontaneously fills with gas and fluid and can twist on itself. This problem happens suddenly and often strikes healthy active dogs. Immediate intervention is required to try and save the dog's life if they have bloat. An abdominal exploratory and gastropexy are recommended as corrective action.
Animals can develop problems with sudden spontaneous bleeding internally called hemoabdomen. For this problem, an exploratory surgery is necessary to find the source of the problem and try to fix it. Often we find that the spleen is the source of the bleeding and a splenectomy is required to solve the problem.
It is not uncommon that pets can have trouble giving birth to their babies. When this happens, a Cesarian section (C-Section) is needed to try and save the lives of both the babies and the mother.
When a female animal is not spayed, they can spontaneously develop a severe infection of the uterus. This is a life-threatening situation which requires immediate removal of the infected uterus to save the pets life.
If a pet is injured by some sort of trauma, such as being hit by a car or attacked by another animal, there may be injuries that require surgical repair. Procedures that may be needed include wound cleaning and suturing, fracture stabilization, globe enucleation or replacement, and others.
Infections are often treated with antibiotics, but sometimes the infection is too deep or severe to treat with medications alone. In these situations, the infection may need surgical debridement and drain placement.
It is not unusual for pets to develop problems urinating. Sometimes the problem is due to stones or crystals that are blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. When the problem is severe enough, surgery may be required to unblock the urethra or remove stones from the urinary tract.