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Laparoscopic Spays

Our laparoscopic spay team is led by vet Simon Burgess BVetMed PGDipVPS CertAVP CertWVACPM MRCVS.

We are now pleased to be able to offer the option of performing a bitch spay using keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery. Unlike the traditional method, we make tiny incisions and use an endoscopic camera and specialised equipment to perform the spay.

The benefits of keyhole surgery are…

  • The pain of the operation is significantly reduced compared with normal open surgery
  • The recovery time is usually only 2 to 3 days compared with the normal 10 days
  • There are no sutures for the dog to lick or chew

With a keyhole spay we usually only remove the ovaries rather than the uterus as well. Studies have shown that this method of spaying has no increased risk of uterine infections or tumours compared to removing the uterus and easier to perform with keyhole surgery.  

If your dog is under 10kg we will recommend an appointment with one of our laparoscopic surgeons to discuss the best surgical approach.

Laparoscopic spays are more expensive than a conventional spay due to the specialised equipment involved, so if you would like an estimate then please call the surgery.

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss the options in more depth then please call the surgery and speak to one of our team. 

To make an enquiry or book an appointment please call 01765 602396 or complete our Referral Form by clicking here.