Soft Tissue Surgery
At North Boulder Companion Animal Hospital we are proud to provide a wide range of soft tissue surgical procedures for our patients in North Boulder.
What are soft tissue surgical procedures?
Soft tissue surgeries encompass the vast majority of surgical procedures a pet can undergo. Anything not under the umbrella of soft tissue surgeries is called Orthopedic Surgery.
We offer soft tissue surgeries for cats and dogs in North Boulder sufferings from nose, ear, and throat disorders as well as hepatic, gastrointestinal, oncological, urogenital, skin and cardiothoracic disorders.
Soft Tissue Procedures At North Boulder Companion Animal Hospital
Our team of experienced, compassionate veterinarians will ensure that your pet's surgical procedure is as comfortable and stress free for you and your beloved companion as possible.
We'll talk you through each step of the process, including preparation and proper post-operative care, and ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right choices for your pet.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
Here are answers from our North Boulder Companion Animal Hospital veterinary team to some of the most frequently asked questions about soft tissue surgery from our North Boulder clients.
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
During our pre-procedure appointment, we will walk through your pet's medical history with you as well as perform a medical examination, diagnostic tests, and any appropriate bloodwork your pet needs in order to determine the nature of their health issue.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
It varies. Once blood work, EKG, and other surgery-specific tests are run, the surgery can proceed, or be set for another day, depending on the severity of the surgery.
- How long does surgery take?
Surgeries most often last between two and four hours. The duration of a given surgery depends on the kind of surgery being performed as well as on your pet's condition.
- Does my pet have to stay overnight?
No, most patients are able to go home on the same day after their surgery. If a patient requires monitoring overnight after their surgery, they will be transferred to a local 24 hour emergency facility for overnight care.