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Surgery at Windermere Animal Hospital

Surgery can provide many benefits for pets, from pain relief and diagnosis of internal conditions to preventative wellness. If you're worried about the prospect of your pet receiving surgical treatment, rest assured that you'll find the highest standards of surgical skill and care here at Windermere Animal Hospital in Cumming, GA. Our veterinarian. Dr. Munamala, can ensure that your pet has the most positive surgical experience possible, from pre-operative evaluations and anesthesia administration to post-operative care and home treatment advice.

Dog getting prepped for surgery

Why Surgery?

The need for surgery may come up to address any number of issues, concerns or conditions in pets. For instance, some of the more common types of surgery performed at our pet hospital include:

Orthopedic surgery - Pets who suffer from damaged joints or degenerative joint conditions may need orthopedic surgery. We may use this form surgery to repair ligaments, fuse arthritic joints, or replace diseased hip joints.

  • Dental surgery - That broken or hopelessly diseased tooth may need to be extracted, a common type of dental surgery. We can also remove oral tumors, repair jaw injuries, and save cracked teeth through the application of crowns.
  • Emergency surgery - Fractures, open wounds, torn arteries, bloat (a digestive crisis), dystocia (difficult labor) -- these and other emergencies can be successfully treated with surgery.
  • Exploratory surgery - Some surgery is diagnostic in nature. We may decide to perform exploratory surgery to identify or confirm a tumor, organ problem, or other other-to-visualize condition.
  • Spay and neuter surgery - Spay/neuter surgery is a type of preventative surgery. These procedures to remove the male or female sex organs eliminate the risk of reproductive cancers while also greatly reducing the risk of other health problems and dangers.

Anesthesia and Other Expectations at Our Pet Hospital

You should expect your pet to receive general anesthesia, the standard protocol for most major surgical procedures. Anesthesia doesn't just block pain; it also immobilizes the animal's body. We will first make a careful evaluation of your pet's health, size, and other considerations to arrive at the ideal type and amount of anesthetic to be used. We will watch your pet's vital signs carefully as we operate to ensure that the anesthesia is having no ill effects.

During your pet's Pre-operative exam, we will advise you on any food or activity limitations your pet might need to observe before surgery. Following surgery, we will prescribe medications such as painkillers and antibiotics, while also recommending steps to help you keep your pet safe and comfortable as he recovers.

Make an Appointment At Our Windermere Animal Hospital in Cumming, GA!

Does your pet need surgery? Call our Cumming veterinarian at 770-887-0676 today!

 

 

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Windermere Animal Hospital
Your Trusted Veterinarians in Cumming, GA
4415 Front 9 Dr #900
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-887-0676

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