Your pet is an important member of your family
You'll find only the best quality surgical services at affordable rates at Heritage Animal Hospital Ltd. We offer various services designed to decrease discomfort and facilitate your pet's return to a happy, healthy, and normal life.
You and your pet will benefit from our state-of-the-art surgical procedures. We are equipped to handle both elective and urgent medical services in a timely manner.
Thorough and complete consultation
After the initial physical exam and diagnosis, our experienced and compassionate veterinarians will discuss with you the procedures needed to ensure the best possible outcome for your beloved pet.
Relieve joint and ligament issues
Hind leg lameness in dogs is commonly caused by an injury to the cranial cruciate ligament, which is involved in stabilizing the knee joint. Damage to the ligament can result in an acute lameness, ranging from a mild limp to complete non-weight bearing on the affected leg.
Treatment of a damaged cruciate ligament involves pain management and surgical repair, as it will not heal on its own. There are a few surgical options for repairing a torn ligament. Your veterinarian will be able to determine which option is best for your dog as there are a number of factors to take into consideration. At Heritage Animal Hospital, we perform extra capsular repair on patients who are good candidates for this surgical option, which include small to medium breed dogs in good weight and condition. Following surgery, there is an extensive 12 week rehabilitation protocol that needs to be done at home to ensure proper healing and long term stability.
Decrease your pet's discomfort, potential blood loss, and chance of infection with this state-of-the-art medical technique. It offers your pet shorter anesthesia and post-surgical healing times as well.
How Does Radiowave Surgery Work?
A radiofrequency electrode tip becomes energized by the radiowaves but does not become hot. The ultra high frequency radiowaves provide specific and delicate tissue interaction. This results in a focused cutting and coagulating effect, which disintegrates and volatilizes single cells minimizing the amount of tissue destruction.
Healing is rapid and painless with the formation of a supple tissue identical to surrounding normal tissue.
Why is Radiowave Surgery Safe?
No contact is needed between the neutral plate and the patient, eliminating the possibility of burns or shocks. There is no risk of accidentally burning other areas of tissue through reflection or penetration of a light beam (as with laser). Radiowave surgery provides a tactile, but pressureless, incision which allows the doctor to sense what he is cutting. Radiofrequency energy is low-temperature, minimizing the occurrence of tissue necrosis and burning.
- Decreased Post-Operative Pain
Radiowave surgery seals nerve endings as it cuts
- Decreased Post-Surgical Edema
High Frequency/Low Temperature = less tissue destruction
- Less Blood Loss
The radiowaves close off blood vessels as they cut
- Reduced Risk of Infection
Radiowaves vaporize bacteria, preventing infectious agents from being seeded along the length of the incision
- Quicker Recovery
With less tissue destruction, healing is hastened and your pet will recover quickly
- Safer Than Laser & Electrocautery
There are minimal safety precautions involved with radiowave technology
- No Burning or Charring of the Tissue
Radiowave surgery does not burn the tissue, like laser or high temperature electrosurgery