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Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery and Digital Radiolography

At Front Range Veterinary Clinic we perform a minimally invasive spaying procedure, also known as Laparoscopic Ovariectomy.
Traditional Spays
In traditional spays, a 2”-3” incision is made in the abdomen through which the ovarian ligament is torn from the abdominal wall. This tearing causes bruising to the abdominal wall and postoperative pain. By performing the procedure laparoscopically the patient experiences less trauma and 65% less pain.
Laparoscopic Spays
In laparoscopic spays the procedure is performed through two or three small incisions in the abdomen, typically 3/16” in size depending on the size of the animal. With the laparoscope we are able to perform the surgery with magnified views of the organs, allowing for greater precision. The ovarian ligament is carefully cauterized and when appropriately sealed, cut, rather than torn. With laparoscopic spays we are able to offer our patients reduced pain, minimal recovery time and less trauma than with traditional spays.
What is Laparoscopy
Laparoscopy is minimally invasive technique for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. A laparoscope (camera) inserted through a small incision in the abdomen magnifies internal structures of the abdomen on a TV monitor for thorough examination. Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. The most common application of laparoscopy in veterinary medicine is biopsy. In human medicine, many surgical procedures are done in this manner, for example, gall bladder removal. In recent years, laparoscopy has been adopted to offer a less traumatic and 65% less painful alternative to traditional spays.