Surgery 2018-01-28T20:10:32+00:00

Surgery

At herpVet, we offer a full range of surgery. This includes traditional surgery and minimally invasive procedures through the use of laparoscopy (key hole surgery).

One of the most critical components of reptile surgeries is the anaesthetic.  Having the appropriate perioperative, environmental conditions, providing proper pain management and controlled recovery conditions, ensures improved outcomes and comfort levels for our patients.  Advanced monitoring equipment allows us to continuously assess our patients, reducing risk during their procedure. A common problem encountered in herp medicine is that herptiles love to stop breathing while they are under the anaesthetic.  To remedy this, a dedicated, automatic, respiratory ventilator is employed to breath for them.  This sensitive piece of equipment allows us to safely ventilate patients that weight as little as 10 grams and keep them at a safe anaesthetic level throughout their procedure.

Take a tour through the Case studies page to view some of the procedures performed at our hospital.  Check back regularly for new and interesting cases and follow us on Facebook for a glimpse into what we do on a daily basis.

Types of surgery performed:

  • Soft tissue surgery

  • Reproductive surgery

  • Orthopaedic surgery

  • Shell repairs

  • Laparoscopic surgery/biopsy (key hole surgery)

Surgery

At herpVet, we offer a full range of surgery. This includes traditional surgery and minimally invasive procedures through the use of laparoscopy (key hole surgery).

One of the most critical components of reptile surgeries is the anaesthetic.  Having the appropriate perioperative environmental conditions, providing proper pain management and controlled recovery conditions ensures improved outcomes and comfort levels for our patients.  During the procedure, advanced monitoring equipment allows for reduced risk during an anesthetic. As many of our herp patients will hold their breath during a procedure, it is important to control their breathing. To accomplish this, a dedicated, automatic respiratory ventilator is employed.  This sensitive piece of equipment allows us to safely ventilate patients that weight as little as 10 grams!

Periodically, examples of the procedures will be presented on this site and on our Facebook page so check in often for a glimpse into what we do on a daily basis.

Types of surgery performed:

  • Soft tissue surgery

  • Reproductive surgery

  • Orthopaedic surgery

  • Shell repairs

  • Laparoscopic surgery/biopsy (key hole surgery)