Soft tissue surgery includes surgeries not associated with bone. Examples of soft tissue surgeries and their benefits are listed below.
Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed is the removal of masses or ‘lumps’ on animals. Most of these masses or ‘lumps’, once removed and tested, are benign (non-harmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a ‘lump’ is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous. Lacerations are also common in pets and suturing will reduce the chance of infection, improve healing time and reduce scarring.
Other soft tissue surgery includes surgery of eyes, ears, skin, gastrointestinal tract, spleen and bladder. These surgical services are offered at Fonthill Animal Hospital.
More specialized soft-tissue surgery would include surgery of the throat, liver and kidneys, and advanced eye surgery. These services are offered through our referral partners in Mississauga/Oakville and Guelph, along with cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and neurosurgery.