Advanced Pet Surgery in Raleigh, NC

Advanced Pet Surgery in Raleigh, NC

We know anesthesia and surgery sound scary. Let us put your mind at ease by customizing your pet's anesthetic and surgical plan. We'll work closely with you to evaluate your pet’s condition, help you to understand all of their options, and guide you in making the best decision for their long-term health. At Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield in Raleigh, NC, our skilled team uses modern anesthetic protocols to maximize safety for the best outcome whether your pet undergoes a routine surgery or an advanced procedure.

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Making Safety Our Ultimate Priority

Making Safety Our Ultimate Priority

Your pet is a precious member of the family, and we aim to treat them as such. Any procedure that requires anesthesia will have some inherent risks to it, but when you bring your pet to us for surgery, they’ll experience the safest surgical protocols. Our safety protocols include pre-anesthetic blood work, an IV catheter to supply fluids to your pet, extensive monitoring of their vitals, pain medication, and a dedicated surgical technician who is with them from pre-op prep to post-op recovery.

Types of Surgeries We Offer

Types of Surgeries We Offer

Our team of veterinarians are all highly skilled in surgical procedures. We’re able to perform traditional soft tissue surgeries, laser surgeries, and select orthopedic procedures. Learn more about each type and the conditions they treat:

Traditional soft tissue surgery

This type of surgery is the most common in veterinary medicine. Soft tissue surgery involves everything except the bone, and traditionally, we use a scalpel to make any incisions. Common procedures that may require traditional soft tissue surgery include:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass removals
  • Eye surgeries
  • Ear hematomas
  • Cystotomies (bladder surgery)
  • And more
Laser surgery

Laser surgery is also a type of soft tissue procedure. It involves using a CO2 laser to cut through tissue rather than a scalpel. Laser surgery can be used in place of a scalpel for almost any soft tissue procedure, but it is up to the discretion of your veterinarian. Benefits of using a laser over a scalpel include:

  • Significantly less bleeding because the laser seals blood vessels as it cuts
  • Less pain after surgery since the laser also seals nerve endings
  • Reduced risk of infection due to the heat generated by the laser
  • Faster recovery time for your pet due to a smoother, less intensive procedure

Orthopedic surgeries are those that involve bones and joints. We are able to perform these complex surgeries in house and offer the following procedures:

  • Other ACL surgeries for dogs such as lateral suture techniques
  • Fracture repairs
  • FHO (femoral head ostectomy) surgery for dogs with certain hip diseases
  • Patellar luxation repairs
  • And more

Is surgery recommended for your pet? Call to schedule a pre-operative exam today.