Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery includes surgeries not associated with bone. Examples of soft tissue surgeries and their benefits are listed below.

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed at our clinic is the removal of masses or ‘lumps’ on animals. Most of these masses or ‘lumps’, once removed and tested, are benign (non-harmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a ‘lump’ is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous.

Lacerations are also common in pets and suturing will reduce the chance of infection, improve healing time and reduce scarring.

Entropion (turned in eyelids) is painful for the animal because hair is rubbing on the cornea (the clear part of the eye). Damage to the cornea can also occur. Surgery can be done to correct this condition.

Soft tissue surgery is done to remove stones that have formed in dogs urinary bladders. It is also done to remove foreign bodies from dogs or cats intestines.

There are many many types of soft tissue surgeries that are performed.