At ACCESS – Pasadena, a team of skilled veterinary surgeons specializes in a wide range of soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures.

Expert Veterinary Surgeons 

Our board-certified veterinary surgeons are highly trained professionals who have completed veterinary school, a specialized internship and extensive residency training in advanced surgery. They possess the knowledge and experience to perform a variety of complex surgical procedures with precision and care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your pets.

In addition to providing excellent care for our patients, our veterinary surgeons are actively engaged in the advancement of their profession. They share their knowledge and expertise with the broader veterinary community by writing surgical publications and teaching lectures and labs to other doctors.

Soft-Tissue Surgeries 

Soft tissue surgeries involve organs, body systems, and tissues other than bones and joints. Our veterinary surgeons are skilled in performing numerous soft tissue surgeries to address various health conditions in pets, including:

  • Tumor removal: Both cancerous and benign
  • Abdominal surgeries: Foreign body removal, splenectomy (spleen removal), liver lobectomy (partial liver removal), abdominal hernia repair
  • Urogenital surgeries: Procedures addressing urinary blockage, bladder stones, subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) surgery and ureteral stenting to address ureteral obstructions
  • Airway and respiratory surgeries: Procedures such as BOAS for brachycephalic airway syndrome, tracheal collapse, laryngeal paralysis and other conditions
  • Ear, nose, and throat surgeries: tonsillectomy
  • Thoracic surgeries: Lung lobectomy (removal of a lobe or portion of the lung), diaphragmatic hernia treatment, pericardiectomy
  • Wound reconstruction: Surgical repair of complex or extensive wounds, including skin grafting and flap surgeries

Orthopedic Surgeries 

Orthopedic surgeries involve bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Our surgical team is proficient in a range of orthopedic procedures, including (but not limited to) fracture repairs using advanced fixation techniques, TPLO for cranial cruciate ligament injuries, patellar luxation repair for dislocated kneecap, treatments for hip dysplasia and dislocation, corrective osteotomy for bone deformities, musculotendinous ligament repair or replacement to treat muscle and tendon injuries, and more.

Minimally Invasive Procedures 

Some of the surgical procedures our doctors perform use minimally invasive techniques that involve small incisions and specialized instruments. These procedures offer several benefits, including reduced trauma, faster recovery times, and less post-operative discomfort for your pet.

Laparoscopy is performed within the abdomen and includes procedures such as cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), gastropexy (stomach anchoring to prevent bloat), and biopsies. Arthroscopy is employed to address joint disorders, while thoracoscopy aids in the diagnosis and treatment of chest-related conditions. In addition, some bone fracture repairs can be performed utilizing minimally invasive approaches that involve the insertion of pins, screws, or external fixators through small incisions.

Emergency and Elective Surgeries

When it comes to emergency cases, our surgeons work seamlessly with our experienced Emergency and Critical Care team to promptly address life-threatening conditions and injuries that require immediate surgical intervention, significantly improving the chances of successful outcomes for our patients.

Our skilled surgeons also collaborate closely with referring veterinarians to provide elective surgeries for pets under our joint care. Elective surgeries aim to enhance a pet’s overall well-being, quality of life, and prevent future medical issues. We greatly value our relationship with the referring veterinarians, and our surgeons are readily available to consult with them, ensuring the best treatment plan for each case.

State-of-the-Art Technology 

We incorporate advanced technologies to enhance surgical outcomes. Our hospital has two operating room and is equipped with state-of-the-art tools, including CT, MRI, fluoroscopy (video X-ray), and 3D printing capabilities. These technologies assist our surgeons in accurate diagnosis, surgical planning, and customized patient-specific approaches.

Collaborative Care 

Our surgery team works closely with other medical departments to provide comprehensive care throughout the treatment process. From pre-operative diagnosis and evaluations to post-operative monitoring and follow-up, our collaborative approach ensures that your pets receive the highest level of care and support.

If your pet requires surgical intervention, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our veterinary surgery team. Our experienced doctors will assess your pet’s condition, recommend the most appropriate surgical solution, and provide compassionate care every step of the way.

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