Our board-certified veterinary surgeon in Bonita Springs animal hospital perform advanced surgery while prioritizing your pet's safety and comfort.
Does my cat or dog need surgery?
Our cutting-edge surgical center at Southwest Florida Veterinary Specialists is staffed by leaders in veterinary surgery in Bonita Springs.
The comprehensive surgery services offered at our facility range from head and neck surgeries to orthopedic surgery.
We use the most advanced technology available to perform veterinary surgeries, with fully trained support staff on hand.
Based on your pet's health issues, our surgical specialist will perform an examination and recommend diagnostic tests and procedures. We'll also discuss risks and expected outcomes.
Our Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon
To become a certified specialist, a veterinary surgeon has undergone four years of additional training after veterinary school. This training involves a one-year internship followed by a rigorous three-year residency program that meets American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) guidelines.
What are surgical procedures?
Our veterinary surgical specialist routinely performs these surgical procedures:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are used to treat dogs and cats suffering from ear, throat and nose disorders, in addition to hepatic, gastrointestinal, cardiothoracic, oncological, urogenital and skin disorders.
- Thoracic Surgeries
Thoracic surgery is often performed to evaluate and correct respiratory diseases, or to correct cardiovascular defects. This procedure may also be needed to obtain biopsies so a definitive diagnosis can be established.
- Abdominal Surgeries
Abdominal surgery may include foreign body retrieval (if objects become lodged in the throat, stomach or intestines) or to alleviate gastric dilatation.
Your dog or cat may also need cystotomy (to remove bladder stones) or splenectomy (to remove the spleen if a tumor develops here).
- Head & Neck Surgeries
Head and neck surgeries cover correction of brachycephalic abnormalities, ear surgeries, removal of oral or facial tumors and eyelid surgeries.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgery involves surgical procedures that address the skeletal system, joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, muscles, tendons and cartilage.
- CCL Rupture
A cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tear is one of the most common injuries to the stifle (knee) of dogs.
When this occurs, the knee joint often needs to be surgically stabilized to reduce permanent, irreversible damage to joints, and to relieve pain. One of several surgical techniques may be used. Our surgeon in Bonita Springs can perform this procedure for your dog.
- Patellar Luxation Repair/Fracture Repair
Patellar luxation is a common orthopedic condition in dogs, occasionally resulting from a traumatic injury to the knee, or fracture. One of several approaches may be required to correct the issue.