At Friendly Animal Clinic, our veterinarians offer soft tissue surgery and procedures to treat a wide range of conditions in cats and dogs in the Greensboro and Guilford College area.
What is Soft Tissue Surgery?
Soft tissue surgeries are procedures addressing gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardio-thoracic conditions, as well as ear, nose and throat conditions.
Our Greensboro veterinarians are highly skilled in emergency and routine procedures to treat any number of congenital or acquired conditions and will ensure your cat or dog receives the best treatment while in our care.
We know it can be scary to learn your pet needs surgery. Our veterinary team will do everything possible to make your pet's procedure comfortable and stress-free for both of you.
Soft Tissue Surgeries
If less invasive options or therapies have been unable to resolve a health problem for our patients, we may suggest soft tissue or other surgical procedures.
Veterinary staff at our Greensboro clinic will explain why the procedure is recommended and what you can expect so that you are comfortable with making an informed decision.
We will always include you in the process, walking you through every step of the way from preparation through to post-operative care, ensuring you have all the information you need.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
During the pre-operative consultation, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, appropriate blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your pet's condition.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, ultrasound, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. The consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your animal must undergo prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
- How long does surgery take?
Surgeries usually last between two to four hours. The duration depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
- Does my pet have to stay overnight?
Many of our patients need to stay in the hospital over night after surgery so that we can monitor them as they recover from the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day.
Spaying & Neutering
Our veterinarians perform spaying and neutering procedures to reduce unwanted puppies and kittens, as well as providing behavioral and health benefits for your pet.
A C-section, technically known as a caesarean section, is considered a major surgery. This procedure is the removal of puppies or kittens from a female dog or cat's uterus. This is generally only done in emergency situations where the mother is having difficulty or is unable to give birth naturally. In most cases, there are no complications and the mother will recover quickly.