Step-by-Step Animal Surgery
State of the art surgery for your pet Step by Step Ovariohysterectomy Surgery at Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor
Now starting with anesthesia. Kylie is being an amazing patient for us through this whole surgery.
In the following pictures you see our intubation process. All animals are intubated for surgery so that their airway is protected and so that we can give positive pressure ventilation for the safest anesthesia.
After intubated we then hook up Kylie to our ADS machine for positive pressure ventilation (which will breathe for her while sedated and control the amount of isoflurane gas anesthesia she gets), SPO2, and EKG to monitor her vitals. Also while sedated Kylie is unable to blink to produce tears so we apply artificial tears to both eyes while sedated to keep lubricated.
Here we have our companion Therapy Cold Laser System which increases your pets ability to heal faster after surgery or any traumatic injury. This system helps to ease pain, improve mobility, and speed healing. This system is also used in human hospitals for the same purposes.
The ADS positive pressure ventilation in our dental suite. This allows us to regulate the amount of gas anesthesia (Isoflurane) given to each patient while sedated. This machine is set to each patient’s weight in order to be sure they each receive the proper amount of oxygen.
Our Surgical Suite monitoring equipment.
This includes our State of the Art Wireless Patient Monitoring System. This allows us to record and monitor Pulse Ox, SPO2, Blood Pressure, EKG, and Temperature.
All surgical packs are autoclaved and 100% sterile. We use only one pack per patient.
With the Doctor gowned and gloved in a sterile manner for surgery, he is ready to proceed.
Now surgery has started by placing a sterile field over the area where the doctor will make the incision. Then the abdomen is opened. The uterus and ovaries are identified and removed. The suture used in the abdomen is absorbable.
The doctor is then careful to check for any areas of bleeding or abnormalities. Then the abdomen is closed with three layers (the abdominal wall, the subcutaneous area, and skin). During this time the anesthesia/Surgical tech is carefully monitoring the patient’s vitals.
Now fully awake, but a little drowsy from the post op pain medications, the patient is ready to go home.
The catheter is now being removed and pressure bandage placed to cover the catheter site.