Laparoscopic Ovariectomy is an exciting new technique for spaying female dogs that we are pleased to offer at Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic. Using specialized video and surgical instruments, the ovaries are visualized and removed through one or two tiny incisions. It differs from a traditional ovariohysterectomy in that only the ovaries are removed as opposed to removing the ovaries and uterus. Since the ovaries are responsible for pregnancy and produce the hormones that cause the undesirable behaviours and health risks associated with not being spayed an ovariectomy results in the same clinical benefits as an ovariohysterectomy. The advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery over traditional surgical methods are smaller incisions, less pain, faster recoveries and less trauma to other tissues and organs.
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