The vets at Brogli Lane Weaver & Alexander Animal Hospital perform a number of surgical procedures, from soft tissue surgery to spay & neuter procedures, cystotomies, and more.
At our Murfreesboro animal hospital, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for cats and dogs. We use stringent surgical protocols and surgical techniques.
A dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and monitor your pet with electronic patient monitoring equipment at all times during each surgery. We will also provide pain management.
Following surgery, our priorities shift to post-operative monitoring and pain management. You will also receive detailed instructions for at-home care from your vet.
What to Expect from Surgery
You will always be kept fully informed about why we are recommending a specific surgical procedure. We will also explain in detail any post-operative care your pet will need at home. At our clinic, we practice stringent surgical protocols.
Our vets at Brogli Lane Weaver & Alexander Animal Hospital routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, skin, urogenital, oncological, and hepatic disorders.
- Lumpectomy/Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. They can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
A cystotomy is a surgical opening in the wall of the urinary bladder. It allows for the treatment of bladder issues such as bladder tumors, blood clots, and the removal of bladder stones.
- Abdominal Exploratory Surgery
During this type of surgery, a vet will make an incision into the abdomen to examine the internal organs.
Abdominal exploratory surgery would be performed to collect biopsies from internal organs, remove foreign objects from the intestine or stomach, or remove tumors.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. This also provides them with an extended life expectancy.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians perform dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of scheduling your pet for surgery can be overwhelming. Please rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your furry friend.
We will review all recommendations with you and make sure you fully understand why surgery is being advised. We will also check that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.