Sunday, April 27, 2008

Video of Minimally Invasive Surgery

This video is of a liver biopsy performed last week at Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod. This patient had surgery at 3 pm, and went home at 5 pm – pain free!

He had a laparoscopic procedure. His two incisions were smaller than a dime, almost impossible to see. He went home jumping up on his owner only a few hours later.

The vast majority of liver biopsies performed in veterinary medicine are attained with standard, open surgery. That means big incisions, significant bleeding, and a lot of pain. These animals often spend days in the hospital. And often the cost to the owner is even greater.

But that it not the case here at VACC with our minimally invasive surgical approach. And fortunately that means a lot less pain for our patients.