Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as;
- exploratory laporotomies
- lump removals and biopsies
- wound stitch-ups
- skin reconstructions and grafts,
- ear and eye surgery
- removal of intestinal foreign bodies
- and many more
Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s well equipped surgical theatre allows us to perform the many types of soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may require.
A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a biopsy or fine needle aspiration prior to removal to help understand whether they are a cancer or not. This information assists us in planning the surgery to give your pet the best possible outcome.
Once they have been removed we recommend sending them to our external laboratory for analysis by histopathology. This will give the vet knowledge on the nature of the tumour (cancer) and likely outcomes for your pet, and is usually highly recommended.
Although many lumps are benign (not harmful), a minority are more serious (malignant). In the case of malignant (cancerous) tumours, early removal and an accurate diagnosis is extremely important to maximise the chances of a good outcome.
If you find a lump or bump on your pet please make an appointment to visit one of our veterinarians to discuss any surgery your pet may require.