Surgery

Removal, Repair, & Readjustment
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Surgery

What is Surgery?

The veterinary surgery department at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (SAVS) offers a variety of surgical solutions to treat your pet in their time of need. Our surgeons are highly skilled and trained in a variety of soft tissue, orthopedic, neurologic, and oncologic surgical procedures. Your surgical experience will start with a consultation which includes a review of available medical records, diagnostic test results, and a thorough physical examination. SAVS surgeons will discuss your pet’s condition and any further diagnostic and therapeutic options available. A treatment plan will be provided based on this discussion. Our staff is always available to assist you with any questions you may have. The decision to choose veterinary surgery as an option for your pet should be made carefully. You will be given extensive opportunities to ask questions about the benefits and risks of the procedure, the follow-up, and the expected outcome. Our highly trained surgical team uses the most advanced and safest anesthetic techniques and monitoring available. Your pet will recover comfortably in our intensive care unit where we provide 24-hour care and monitoring under the direct supervision of an on-staff veterinarian. Pain management is integral to the comprehensive anesthetic and surgical plan. Your pet will need to spend at least the first night following surgery for 24-hour critical care and pain monitoring. Some procedures require extended hospitalization for post-surgical monitoring and for the safety of your pet. SAVS is staffed 24 hours a day with veterinarians and technical staff whose goal is to keep your pet safe and comfortable. When your pet is discharged, our surgical team will discuss your pet’s needs and explain your pet’s individually tailored discharge instructions.

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Procedures

Head & Neck Veterinary Surgery
  • Mandible fractures
  • Maxillary fractures
  • Mandibulectomy/Maxillectomy
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Epulis
  • Other oral neoplasia
  • Cleft palate
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
    • Elongated soft palate
    • Everted laryngeal saccules
  • Nasal tumors
  • Salivary gland neoplasia
  • Salivary gland mucocele
  • Enucleations
  • Cheiloplasty (anti-drool surgery)
  • Laryngeal disease
    • Laryngeal paralysis
    • Laryngeal collapse
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Parathyroid tumors
  • Ear disease
    • Total ear canal ablations
    • Bulla osteotomy
      • Ventral
      • Lateral
    • Nasopharyngeal polyp
Thoracic Disease
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Tracheal tumors
  • Tracheal collapse
  • Pericardectomy
  • Lung tumors
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Esophageal foreign bodies
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
Abdominal Disease
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Gastric foreign body
  • Pyloric outflow obstruction
  • Gastric neoplasia
  • Gastric dilitation/volvulus (GDV) emergency and prophylactic
  • Intestinal neoplasia
  • Intestinal foreign body
  • Gall bladder mucocele
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver lobe resection
  • Liver neoplasia
  • Nephrectomy
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder neoplasia
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Ectopic ureter
  • Splenectomy
  • Adrenal tumor
  • Megacolon
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Perineal urethrethrostomy
  • Scrotal urethrostomy
Hernias
  • Diaphragmatic
  • Inguinal
  • Umbilical
  • Perineal
  • Traumatic/Congenital body wall
  • Scrotal
Skin
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Skin flaps
  • Skin grafts
  • Mass removals/biopsies
  • Mammary gland tumors
  • Anal gland removal
Orthopedics
  • Cruciate ligament disease
    • Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
    • Lateral fabellar stabilization
  • Osteochondrosis dessicans (OCD)
  • Angular limb correction
  • Fractures
    • Locking titanium plates
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Ununited anconeal process
  • Fragmented medial coronoid process
  • Arthrodesis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Amputations
  • Potello luxations
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Hip luxations
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Corrective osteotomies
  • Stem cell treatment
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Central Location

141 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

East Side Location

7474 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

Contacts

Local: (520) 888-3177
Toll Free: (877) 762-9838