Sep 22, 2014
Minimally Invasive Surgery with Dr. Chris Miles from Lucerne Veterinary Hospital - Kate and Don talk with Dr. Chris Miles about new surgical techniques used by Dr. Miles that are similar to the laparoscopic procedures used with people. Instead of making a large surgical incision, small incisions are used to allow a tiny camera and tiny surgical instruments to be placed in the body. Advantages of this type of surgery are less pain, less risk of infection and a more rapid recovery. This procedure is very useful for biopsy collection, gastropexy (often used to prevent bloat), and even spaying. We also discuss endoscopic procedures where instruments are entered into the body through an existing opening such as the mouth. Dr. Miles also discussed how minimally invasive surgery (orthoscopic) can be very useful for examining and fixing problems in joints in dogs.