This is Fanny and me. We, or I guess she really, are now in the fourth week after her CCL operation almost to the day that her other knee was operated on a year ago. Both by the wonderful, magical, and caring Dr. Haroush. Last year, pre-pandemic, with a looming scare, a big price tag and months of rehab in front of us, Dr. Haroush, Jose and the rest of this magnificent team treated us immediately, helped us in more way we could count all with the kindest and most knowledgeable of treatments. Fanny felt like it was another home and we felt like we were welcome to be as neurotic as we could be about our dog. She healed up quickly and then like clockwork which Dr. Haroush said might happen, it did again, the other knee. Now it was even worse with the Pandemic in full swing, money really tight, time tighter, it felt so huge and totally overwhelming. Did Dr. Haroush come to the rescue? He certainly did. Again, she is healing nicely, we are healing along with her and I would never send her to another vet as long as she lives. Dr. Haroush and team are spectacular in their wisdom and care. Along with treating Fanny it was like he was treating me for all the insanity we are all feeling right now. Everyday and beyond the care was present. And most of all Fanny feels loved and taken care of. What more could you ask for. I wish it was all this simple.
Minimally invasive surgery in pets helps to reduce the recovery time while causing less pain to your pet. Animal Health Center Upper West Side has been on forefront of how this type of procedure is used in veterinary medicine. Scarring and infection risks are lower, shorter stays in the hospital are common and the recovery time is much less than traditional surgery. This type of pet surgery continues to evolve and grow.
Imaging devices that can give vets and pet surgeons a views inside of a pets body are used in minimally invasive surgery. Using specialized equipment and a screen to monitor incisions and other areas allows the doctors to treat pets. Since the incisions are so small and targeted, it is referred to as minimally invasive.
rger screen and the incisions required for this type of surgery are less than 1 cm wide, hence the name “minimally invasive.”
Some types of minimally invasive surgery Animal Health Center Upper West Side specializes in:
Thoracoscopy is generally focused on the lung and chest cavity area. Biopsy and/or removal of excess fluid is one use. Getting rid of diseased lung tissue to reduce inflammation, infection, and disease is another.
Laparoscopy is one type of minimally invasive surgery for pets when there is an increased presence of cysts, adhesions, or or possible infection in certain organs.
Arthroscopy is an orthopedic surgical procedure. This type of minimally invasive surgery for pets is typically used to diagnose and treat joint abnormalities, damaged cartilage or tendons, inflamed tissue, bone, or cartilage and other ailments.
CRIF and MIPO
Closed Reduction Internal Fixation (CRIF) and Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO) are typically surgeries that deal with fractures and fixing them in pets. Plates are put in place to help out a weaker bone.