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Veterinary Surgery

If you have been referred to our hospital for surgery or have questions about your upcoming appointment, please call us at (561) 691-9999 today.

Reasons for Veterinary Surgery

While not all health problems that your pet may have will require surgery, it is sometimes the best course of action. The reasons why your pet may need surgery can vary greatly, but a few of the most common problems with surgical solutions are:

  • Gastrointestinal Blockages: If your pet swallows something that they should not, they may develop a blockage that must be removed surgically.

  • Urinary Problems: Stones in the urinary bladder can cause frequent urinary accidents or difficulty urinating and surgery may be necessary to resolve clinical signs or urinary blockage.

  • Orthopedic Problems: Injuries to ligaments like the cranial cruciate ligament commonly require surgery.

  • Traumatic Injuries: Some broken bones and other serious wounds may require surgery for reconstruction or repair.

  • Cancer: Surgery is not always necessary to treat cancer, but it is the preferred treatment option for certain types of cancer.

Whatever your pet's surgical needs are, our hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art surgical suites and two skilled surgeons on staff to assist you. Learn more about the best surgical team in Palm Beach Garden below.

Our Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Steve Hanson

DVM, Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Kara Fiore

DVM, DACVS

Dr. Steve Hanson

DVM, Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Kara Fiore

DVM, DACVS

Surgical Procedures We Offer

Our hospital is ready to help you and your beloved pet by offering a wide variety of surgical procedures. Some of the most common surgeries that we perform at PERC include:

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament repair: Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), or Lateral Suture Stabilization are performed at PERC.

  • Fracture repair surgery: Bone plates or external skeletal fixators are offered for the stabilization of a wide array of bone fractures.

  • Other orthopedic procedures: Additional orthopedic conditions treated surgically at PERC include patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and corrective osteotomy for congenital or developmental orthopedic conditions.

  • Abdominal surgery: Removal of GI foreign bodies, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), portosystemic shunt treatment, tacking of the stomach for GDV (emergency or prophylactic gastropexy), splenectomy, cryptorchid castration, ovariohysterectomy for pyometra.

  • Urinary surgery: Kidney removal (nephrectomy), removal of stones in the urinary bladder (cystotomy), treatment of urethral obstruction (SU/scrotal urethrostomy or PU/perineal urethrostomy).

  • Cancer removal surgery: Removal of masses in/under the skin, limb amputation for bone cancer, removal of cancer in the abdominal organs (liver, spleen, intestines, bladder, adrenal glands), lung lobectomy for lung tumor removal, and maxillectomy or mandibulectomy for removal of cancer in the upper or lower jaw.

  • Open wound treatment: Bandage management of wounds and wound reconstructive procedures such as skin flaps and grafts.

Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced in surgery, anesthesia, pain management, wound care, and infection control. Additionally, our surgery service is supported by our 24-hour emergency team for ongoing care around the clock.

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment to see Dr. Hanson or Dr. Fiore for surgical evaluation for your pet, simply call (561) 691-9999. Keep in mind that a consultation does not commit your pet to surgery, and a full evaluation will be conducted to determine if surgery is the best option for your pet.

We understand that the prospect of surgery is stressful. Treatment recommendations made by our doctors are based on your pet’s unique situation with the goal of maintaining optimal comfort, longevity, and quality of life for your pet. It is of utmost importance to our Surgery Team that you feel comfortable with the treatment options available to your pet, that we address all your concerns prior to surgery, and that we make the process of surgery as straight forward as possible.

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