We offer a wide selection of surgical procedures for dogs and cats at our animal hospital in Cincinnati, using stringent surgical protocols to ensure your pet's safety.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and use electronic patient monitoring equipment to continuously monitor your pet. Pain management will also be provided to animals in our care.
After surgery, post-operative monitoring and pain management become high priorities. You will also receive detailed instructions for at-home care from your vet.
What to Expect from Surgery
We are committed to keeping you fully informed about why a certain surgical procedure is being recommended, in addition to any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We also practice stringent surgical protocols at our clinic.
At Eastgate Animal Hospital, we offer medical surgeries to help treat conditions and diseases in pets, or to repair injuries sustained via trauma.
Our vets in Cincinnati routinely perform these elective and non-elective surgeries.
- Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgical procedures are for pets suffering ear, nose and throat disorders.
These procedures are also available for oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, skin, urogenital and hepatic disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, they are surgically sterilized to prevent disease. After this procedure they also typically enjoy an extended life expectancy.
During Caesarean sections, kittens or puppies are surgically removed from the mother's uterus.
Typically, C-sections are performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
If your pet is experiencing pain, redness or other symptoms in or around their eyes, they may need ocular surgery.
Common ocular procedures for cats and dogs include eyelid tumor removal, cataract surgery, ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, exenteration of the orbit and cherry eye surgery.
If your cat or dog requires a veterinary surgical specialist to perform the surgery, our veterinarians will refer you to a pet surgeon near Cincinnati and work closely with your animal surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to an orthopedic vet surgeon near Cincinnati.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery
During a TPLO surgery, the bone will be cut so the tibial plateau can be rotated where the tibia and femur work together.
Part of the tibia will be removed and repositioned, so the femur won’t be able to slide backwards. Most importantly, this procedure stabilizes the knee.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the idea of bringing your pet in for surgery can be overwhelming. Please rest assured that we recommend surgery only when it is in the best interests of your furry friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why surgery is being recommended and that you are comfortable making the choice to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon or surgical specialists near Cincinnati, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. The specifics of the procedure will be confirmed and your veterinarian will complete a thorough physical examination of your pet. Blood tests will also be completed and reviewed by the vet to determine whether your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in our dedicated surgical suite. To prevent infection and cross-contamination, this room is kept completely sterile.
Surgical attire. When they are in the surgical suite, our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear single-use gloves and sterile gowns.
Sterile packs and equipment. Our surgical instruments and equipment are carefully cleaned, sterilized and wrapped before every surgery.