Advanced Surgical Care – Hawthorne Animal Hospital’s surgery department ensures your pet a safe and comfortable surgical experience. Along with routine elective surgeries such as spays, neuters and declaws, we also offer more advanced procedures.
These procedures include:
Bronchoscopy (scoping of the airways)
Gastroscopy (scoping the stomach)
Laparotomy (foreign body removal)
Cystotomy (bladder stones)
Cranial cruciate repair (CCL)
Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
Total and partial ear canal ablation (TECA)
We utilize a CO2 laser in select surgical cases, which results in less bleeding, less pain, reduced infection risk and faster recovery time. Hawthorne has also added a LigaSure ForceTriad unit to the companion animal surgical suite. The LigaSure ForceTriad brings together the standard LigaSure tool with monopolar and bipolar cautery units. With the ForceTriad, doctors can isolate tumors, for example, with minimal dissection and bleeding. The unit acts like a jaw, clamping around tissue, while also allowing surgeon to control bleeding, all with one instrument.