Soft Tissue Surgery
What are soft tissue surgical procedures?
Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that are not in the sphere of orthopedic surgery.
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin and oncological disorders.
Soft Tissue Procedures At PetVax Complete Care Centers
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians are committed to making your pet's surgical procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible for your pet and for you.
We will walk through each step of the process with you, including what kinds of preparation and post-operative care you will have to provide your companion. We believe in giving you all of the details and information you need to make to right choice for you and for your pet.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
During the pre-operative consultation, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, appropriate blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your pet's condition.
We may conduct diagnostic testing like x-rays, ultrasounds and biopsies as well as sending out for more advanced diagnostics as required. Once we have our results back, we will craft a surgery plan and discusses it with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. The consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your animal must undergo prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
- How long does surgery take?
Surgeries usually last between two and four hours. The duration depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
- Does my pet have to stay overnight?
Many of our patients need to stay in the hospital overnight after surgery so that they can be monitored as they recover from the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day.
If your pet requires overnight monitoring, they will have to be transported to a local 24-hour emergency hospital.
New Patients Welcome
PetVax Complete Care Centers is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Memphis companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.