At Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic, we LOVE doing Laparoscopic or “Minimally Invasive Procedures” such as laparoscopic liver biopsies and Lap Spays. Using highly specialized surgical cameras and instruments we are able to make tiny incisions into the abdomen but get great views of the internal organs and cause minimal trauma. Instead of trying to peer through layers of oozing fat and muscle, we are able to see everything on a large, bright video monitor – it’s almost like playing a video game! Our Ligasure unit allows us to both cut and seal blood vessels with minimal blood loss and 100 % confidence. Our clients and patients love laparoscopic or minimally invasive procedures as well since there is much less trauma to tissues, smaller incisions, less pulling and stretching of abdominal muscles (less post operative pain) and much less bleeding. This means patients bounce back quickly with minimal discomfort and often go home the same day. Please feel free to ask us for more information about Minimally Invasive options at Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic.