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Sunset Strip Veterinary Clinic

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery is any non-joint or bone-related surgery.

Why would my pet need soft tissue surgery?

Veterinary soft tissue surgery is recommended for a variety of reasons. These include "routine" procedures such as mass removals, trauma, and emergency surgery, wound management, and any medically required reconstructive procedures. The most common soft tissue surgeries for animals are hernia repairs and mass removals. More advanced soft tissue surgeries include cystotomy, abdominal exploratory surgery, and splenectomy.

How do you care for my pet during surgery?

Our veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians adhere to the highest level of care standards for all surgical procedures to ensure your pet is safe and comfortable throughout the treatment process.

What to Expect: Surgery & In-Patient Procedures

Surgeries are scheduled Monday to Friday of each week.

At the Sunset Strip Veterinary Clinic, all patients are carefully examined before surgery to ensure a high level of safety. Pre-anesthetic blood screens are always available to ensure added confidence. The anesthetic regime we use is tailored to the surgical procedure being performed and to your pet’s specific health requirements. This focus on an individualized anesthesia and pain management protocol helps to comfort your pet during their visit and reduce the risk of adverse effects with anesthesia. Our commitment to minimizing the discomfort associated with surgical procedures using a multi-modal approach helps your pet remain happy, healthy, and ready to return to their normal lifestyle as soon as possible.

On admission to the hospital, your pet will be paired with a registered veterinary technician, who will monitor and optimize the health and comfort of your pet throughout their stay. This dedicated technician will then provide you with all the details and information you need about their stay and how best to care for them at home after surgery.

Our surgical facility also includes:

  • Electronic monitoring equipment to assess blood pressure and heart rate during surgery.

  • Intravenous fluid therapy for virtually all procedures

  • Heated surgical tables for greater comfort and faster, healthier surgical recovery

  • Separate, heated recovery rooms for dogs and cats

  • Specialized equipment for dental, soft tissue, and ophthalmic procedures.