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Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform soft tissue surgery for a number of medical reasons. This common surgery can be used for most anything non-joint or bone-related.

Overview

Soft tissue surgery is any surgery non-joint or bone-related, and can include ear, nose and throat, cardio-thoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin reconstructive, and oncological surgeries. If soft tissue surgery is recommended for your pet, we will do everything possible to keep them safe and comfortable before, during, and after the surgery.

Specialized Surgery

Dickinson Animal Hospital & Pet Wellness Center is one of the only veterinary care providers in the areas of Galveston Bay area, the greater Houston area and surrounding communities that performs a full array of specialized surgical procedures, such as:

  • Abdominal surgery

  • Thoracic surgery

  • Orthopedic surgery

  • Ocular surgery

  • Knee surgeries, including luxating patellas and the TTA procedure for cranial cruciate ligament injuries of the knee

  • Laparoscopic surgery for preventive gastropexy (stomach tack), internal biopsy, spay/neuter, and more

  • Complex mass removal and trauma repair

Why would my pet need soft tissue surgery?

Veterinary soft tissue surgery is recommended for a variety of reasons. The most common soft tissue surgeries for animals are spay procedures, neuter procedures, hernia repairs, and mass removals. More advanced soft tissue surgeries include cystotomy, abdominal exploratory surgery, and splenectomy.

When would soft tissue surgery be needed?

Soft tissue surgeries are used for a wide array of medical conditions. These include "routine" procedures such as spays and neuters, as well as mass removals, trauma and emergency surgery, wound management and reconstructive procedures.

How do you care for my pet during surgery?

Our veterinarians adhere to the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures. Our highly skilled doctors place the utmost emphasis on pain management to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the treatment process. We believe that keeping our patients safe and comfortable before, during and after surgery is of the greatest importance and an essential component of your pet's care.