Visit the Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals Surgery Department when your pet requires a specialist. Our surgeons perform a variety of soft tissue and orthopedic procedures incorporating the latest equipment and techniques. We use a multi-disciplinary approach, working in conjunction with your primary veterinarian and our team of specialists to compassionately restore and maintain the health of all patients.
Soft tissue surgery - involves the organs, tissues, and skin, including:
- Correction of congenital heart defects
- Excision of tumors involving the spleen, liver, and intestines
- Removal of foreign materials causing intestinal obstructions
- Resection of large skin or subcutaneous masses requiring reconstructive surgery
- Thoracic surgery to remove lung tumors
- Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery to decrease recovery time and postoperative pain
Orthopedic surgery corrects disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including:
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated joints
- Ruptured ligaments and dislocating patellas in the knee
Our surgeons offer several different techniques for repair of common and disabling injuries including arthroscopic surgery and hip replacement and reconstruction.
See the List of Common Surgical Conditions & Procedures
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During surgery, doctors and technicians closely monitor vital signs including heartbeat, oxygen level, and blood pressure. Afterwards, pets awaken in our heated recovery area for warmth and comfort. Technicians are present during the entire recovery process to ensure patient safety.
Physical rehabilitation may be incorporated to shorten post-surgical recovery time and improve mobility. Each treatment option is presented with the same goals: to reduce discomfort, improve mobility, and maintain the highest possible quality of life.
In cases where surgery is not recommended, we manage acute and chronic issues using non-surgical techniques including stem cell therapy.
WHAT IS A BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY SURGEON?
Board certified veterinary surgeons focus on techniques and technologies to manage complex surgical problems associated with soft tissue and orthopedic abnormalities. In addition to undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, they complete an internship and residency in their specialized field, an additional three to five years of training. This is followed by a rigorous examination from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Passing this examination grants the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery (DACVS).
Board certified surgeons work together with primary care veterinarians, internists, oncologists, and other specialties to maintain animal health and provide post-operative follow-up care to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.