As a pet owner, you may have to face a number of important decisions regarding your pet's health - including the prospect of them undergoing some form of surgery. While you might naturally shy away from invasive procedures, surgery can prove highly beneficial in a number of ways, from preventing serious health challenges and restoring function, to actually saving your pet's life. Here at The Castro Animal Hospital, we serve the Castro area with a variety of veterinary surgery treatment options.
Many Types of Pet Surgery
Almost any part of a pet's body might require surgery at some point or other. Some surgeries are critical measures, while others are more elective in nature. We can provide such common types of surgery as:
- Spay & Neuter Surgery - Spaying or neutering your pet obviously prevents the possibility of pregnancy, but it also prevents many diseases. By removing the reproductive organs at a young age, we can help your pet avoid several dangerous forms of cancer.
- Pet Dental Surgery - When your pet has a tooth that is cracked, broken, or infected beyond all hope of recovery, surgery to extract the damaged tooth can relieve pain while also sparing your pet's other teeth from potential infection. We can also remove oral lesions or tumors.
- Soft Tissue Surgery - Soft tissue surgeries can range from invasive abdominal surgeries to less invasive external procedures such as mass removals for biopsy. Soft tissue is also helpful in medical situations such as the repair of traumatic injury, foreign body removal, the removing of diseased tissue and exploratory surgery to help pinpoint the exact cause of an illness.
- Orthopedic Surgery - We perform a number of orthopedic surgical procedures at The Castro Animal Hospital including stifle (knee) surgery for ligament injury or patellar luxation, internal and external fracture fixation and limb or tail amputations when medically indicated. The most common orthopedic surgery we perform in dogs is a TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) to stabilize the knee joint after rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament, the dog equivalent of an anterior cruciate ligament or ACL in a human, to restore pain-free function of the knee.
- Emergency Surgery - If your pet is in immediate danger, emergency surgery can make all the difference. We can perform Cesarian sections, remove urinary stones or ingested foreign objects, un-twist a stomach twisted by bloat, and repair damage caused by traumatic injuries. If your pet needs overnight hospitalization, we can transfer him to the necessary facility.
Looking for Expert Surgical Care? Call Our Veterinarian in San Francisco Today!
Your pet couldn't be in better hands than ours when he needs surgery. Our combination of surgical skill, advanced techniques, careful anesthesia administration, and post-operative follow-up care can help your pet enjoy a successful outcome. If you believe your pet may need surgery, contact our veterinarian in San Francisco, Dr. Inman, to arrange a consultation!