Pet Laparoscopy

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Our surgical capabilities took a significant step forward in 2006 with the addition of a single port laparoscope. This versatile instrument has only recently been adapted for veterinary use and is the first of its kind in Canada.

Single port laparoscopic procedures are gentler, minimally invasive, less painful, and often faster than surgery conducted by the conventional approach. Studies have demonstrated that dogs spayed using this technique are 60% less painful and recover faster compared to dogs spayed using the traditional method. We at the Acadia Veterinary Clinic use BioVision’s Surgview imaging system, which is a one-port (one incision) procedure, allowing the entire surgery to be conducted through a single, 11 mm incision (about the size of an index finger).

Common surgical applications include:

  • Spays
  • Cryptorchid (retained testicle) correction
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Liver, kidney or spleen biopsy
  • Exploratory surgeries
  • Gastropexy (potentially life-saving procedure to prevent gastric torsion in certain predisposed dog breeds)

Diagnostic Applications

The same instrument used for single port laparoscopic surgeries can be used as a powerful diagnostic tool to perform endoscopic examinations. Endoscopy is a procedure that permits the veterinarian to assess the swallowing tube (esophagus), stomach, and duodenum (the initial part of the small intestine), as well as the nasal cavity and inner ear. The scope has the advantage of enabling the surgeon to see and photograph internal organs and structures in their normal positions or even to document procedures on videotape.

With this equipment, biopsy samples from the liver, pancreas and kidney can be quickly collected and your pet’s internal organs can be photographed. Abnormal tissues can be biopsied for histopathological examination. Minor surgical procedures, such as the removal of polyps or foreign objects from the ear canal, can also be conducted through the endoscope.

Veterinary care delivered with compassion for the pets of Saskatoon for over 35 years.

Acadia Veterinary Clinic and Pet Rehab Centre is a full-service veterinary hospital in Saskatoon, SK. We're pleased to provide compassionate veterinary care and pet rehabilitation. We want to offer the best care for your best friend!

Contact Info

Phone: 306-477-1222
Fax: 306-477-1223


Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am-3:00pm
Sun: Closed


3421 8th Street East #4
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W5
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