Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparoscopy & ArthroscopyVeterinary surgery can be traumatic for both patient and pet owner. To reduce the pain associated with surgery and decrease recovery time, Lucerne Veterinary Hospital performs minimally invasive surgical procedures. Ours is one of a few animal hospitals in Maine offering this surgical option for your dogs and cats.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparoscopy and arthroscopy are forms of minimally invasive surgery (MIS). These surgical procedures are performed with an operating camera and instruments inserted through small incisions in the body.

Benefits of minimally invasive surgical procedures are numerous:

These benefits are especially important for younger or more active pets, as well as patients with complex medical issues.

Only a few veterinary hospitals in Maine offer MIS. Dr. Miles has been performing these types of surgeries since 2000.

Laparoscopic Procedures

Laparoscopy is a type of MIS procedure involving the abdominal organs. Common laparoscopy procedures we perform include:

Arthroscopy Procedures

Arthroscopy is a MIS procedure, using a camera and instruments inserted into a joint for diagnostics and treatment of joint conditions. Common arthroscopic procedures we perform include diagnosis and treatment of:

Contact the hospital to schedule an appointment for your pet or to discuss the need for one of our minimally invasive procedures.

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