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Endoscopic Surgery

Has your pet been recommended for endoscopic surgery? Then you’ll no doubt have questions about what’s involved with. Below you can see a full overview. 

To book an appointment, please call The Dales Veterinary Centre. We’re based in Otley.

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Laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgery has now arrived in Otley

Endoscopic surgery (or minimally invasive surgery: MIS) is now well established in the veterinary world. This type of surgery will be well known to many of you and you may well have undergone similar surgery yourself.

The biggest benefit from MIS is reduced pain after surgery. Studies done comparing levels of activity and post-operative pain after both conventional and laparoscopic surgery showed a significant reduction in pain and an increase in activity. Reduced pain after laparoscopic surgery is attributed to reduced tissue traction as well as reduced surgical incision length.

Major wound complications are also reduced and the return to normal activity is quicker. With the reduced incision length, there is a markedly reduced recovery period. With the use of a vessel sealer there is also no suture material left in the abdomen to cause any complications.

Laparoscopic spays are now the preferred method for neutering female dogs (due to their small size, dogs under 5kg are not suitable for this procedure and dogs of between 5kg and 10kg are assessed individually prior to surgery).


  • Reduced pain after surgery

  • Reduced risk of complications such as wound breakdown or herniation

  • Speedier recovery for your pet

  • Restricted exercise period reduced by over 50

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Amazing place. Our dogs love going. The staff are all so friendly.

Hird Mee Shell, Facebook review

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For more information about endoscopic surgery or to book an appointment for your pet, please call the centre on 01943 463447

You can also email us or complete the form below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible

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