Laparoscopy is a 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 television monitor for more thorough examination. Additional small incisions are made to facilitate the use of surgical instruments. The most common application of laparoscopy is biopsy. At All Pet Complex we only perform spays laparoscopically as it is a less traumatic, less painful and safer surgery than a traditional spay.
When performing a laparoscopic spay, the procedure is done using a single port laparoscope through one tiny incision in the abdomen, typically 1/2" in size. The procedure is performed with magnified views of the organs allowing for greater precision. The ovarian ligament is carefully cut and cauterized, rather than torn. Laparoscopic spays offer patients up to 65% less pain, minimal recovery time and less trauma than traditional spays.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Spays over Traditional Surgery