How Surgery Can Enhance Your Pet’s Quality of Life
Does the thought of having your pet undergo surgery make you anxious? As pet owners ourselves, we understand completely how stressful these situations can be. That’s why we take great care to inform our clients, and utilize only the most up-to-date and reliable surgery safety protocols for every procedure we perform. Here in Glen Ellyn, our doctors approach pet surgery not only as a corrective service for addressing acute conditions, but also as a preventive treatment that can greatly extend your pet’s life and improve their well-being.
It takes considerable trust to arrange a surgical appointment for your pet, and we’re committed to re-earning that trust with each service we provide.
Our Pet Surgery Services
Our surgical capabilities are truly state-of-the-art, and designed to provide our patients with optimal comfort throughout their procedure.
We are also pleased to offer orthopedic surgeries, performed by Dr. Elizabeth Manna, who has a strong interest in orthopedics. With these surgeries, our goal is to improve mobility for patients with ligament injuries and luxating patella. Soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries we offer include:
As an alternative to traditional surgery performed with a scalpel, we offer laser surgery for some of our procedures to reduce pain, blood loss, swelling, and recovery time. As the surgical laser ‘cuts’ through tissue, it cauterizes blood vessels and nerve endings. If you would be interested in this surgical method for your pet, speak with your veterinarian.
Our Safety Protocols
Prior to any surgery, we will need to examine your pet and perform pre-surgical blood work to assess organ function and make sure they’re healthy. When preparing your pet for surgery, we will administer fluids, antibiotics and analgesics via IV catheter, and the surgical table will be heated to sustain your pet’s body temperature. An experienced technician will monitor your pet’s blood pressure, heart rate, pulse oximetry, and temperature throughout their surgery. In recovery, your pet will be given warm blankets and kept under close observation.
Providing Post-Op Care at Home
When your pet is able to return home, we will provide you with detailed instructions about their care. We encourage our clients to keep communication channels open so that we can offer our advice when needed and be prepared to offer medical assistance if your pet is experiencing challenges during their recovery. You’re more than welcome to call us at any time, at (630) 469-7400.