Veterinary emergency and referal centre, open 24h, 7 days a week.

Surgery

The surgery department relies on the excellence and experience of its surgeons.

Our surgeons stay up to date on the latest advances in their field and are available to answer your questions.

The surgical unit boasts state-of-the-art equipment allowing surgeons to perform a wide variety of specialized procedures that meet the highest quality standards.

Surgery

Services available

Orthopedic Surgery

STIFLE (KNEE)

  • Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Intra and extra-capsular stabilization
  • Patellar luxation correction
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy

HIP

  • Total cementless hip prosthesis (Zurich)
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO)
  • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Open reduction and stabilization of luxations

ELBOW

  • Arthroscopy for fragmentation of the medial coronoid process and OCD
  • Sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO)
  • Reduction and fixation of luxations and fractures

FRACTURES     

  • External linear and circular fixators
  • Bone plates and screws
  • Interlocking nails
  • Pins and cerclages
  • Spongy or synthetic bone grafts

SHOULDER

  • OCD curettage with arthroscopy
  • Bicipital tenodesis with arthroscopy
  • Medial ligamentous instability
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy

ANGULAR LIMB DEFORMITTIES

  • Planning of simple or complex corrections
  • Corrective osteotomy or ostectomy
  • Bone lengthening and correction of angular limb deformities using the Ilizarov technique

OTHER ARTICULAR PROCEDURES    

  • Reduction of luxations
  • Repair of damaged ligaments
  • Arthrodesis
  • Septic arthritis treatment
Soft Tissue Surgery

DIGESTIVE

  • Exploration and biopsies with laparoscopy
  • Enterotomies, enterectomies and gastrotomies
  • Gastric torsion
  • Cleft palate (palate anomaly)

HEPATOBILIARY

  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Cholecystectomy/Cholecystoduodenostomy
  • Hepatic lobectomy/Partial hepatectomy

RESPIRATORY

  • Correction of upper respiratory tract anomalies
  • Laryngeal paralysis treatment
  • Tracheal collapse treatment (extraluminal rings or intraluminal stents)
  • Pulmonary lobectomy

UROGENITAL

  • Ectopic ureters
  • Prostatic or paraprostatic abscesses/cysts
  • Nephrotomy, nephrectomy, ureterotomy and cystotomy
  • Urethrotomy and urethroplasty
  • Vulvoplasty

RECONSTRUCTIVE

  • Cutaneous or musculocutaneous flaps
  • Free skin grafts
  • Traumatic wound treatment

HERNIORRHAPHY

  • Perineal
  • Diaphragmatic
  • Inguinal
  • Abdominal
  • Pericardoperitoneal
Neurosurgery
  • Disc hernias
  • Thoracolombar and cervical disc hernias
  • Caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler)
  • Spinal fractures and luxations
  • Lumbosacral syndrome
  • Atlanto-axial instability
  • Spinal or nervous tumours
Surgical Oncology
  • Incisional or excisional biopsies
  • Excision of various simple and complex tumours
  • Simple and complex reconstructions
  • Maxillectomies/mandibulectomies
  • Limb sparing
  • Amputations
Minimally invasive surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
CO2 laser surgery

Laser is a good option in certain procedures to limit bleeding, improve visualization and reduce post-operative oedema and discomfort. Among other things, it may be used for cleft palate repair, the excision of oral tumours and total ear canal ablations.

Multimodal Pain Management
  • Opioids
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Loco-regional blocks (epidurals, wound catheters, facial blocks, etc.)
  • Continuous perfusions (opioïds, alpha-2 agonists, ketamine etc)
  • Tramadol, Gabapentin, Amantadine
  • Physiotherapy (Ice, passive motion amplitudes)
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Therapeutic laser
  • Chronic pain management
intra-operative fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy may be described as real-time radiography that makes it possible, for example, to manipulate a limb and see the movement of bones and joints on a screen. A fixed device is in the X-ray room, and a mobile device is available in specialized operating rooms. Intraoperative fluoroscopy is sometimes used to verify the positioning of metallic implants (e.g., the position of screws in the sacrum/coccyx, or the position of a pin relative to a joint), or to make vascular contrast studies during certain cardiac procedures or soft tissue surger

 

What is an ″ACVS Diplomate″ surgeon? 

To become a member of the ″American College of Veterinary Surgeons″, a veterinarian must first obtain a surgical residency position consisting of 3 years of intensive training in specialized surgery. During that period he/she must fulfil requirements concerning the number and variety of cases to manage/operate, conduct a research project, and publish the research results in prominent journals. This process is supervised by ACVS Diplomates to ensure the candidate meets the College's high quality standards. Once the residency is completed and all conditions have been fulfilled, the candidate may sit for the College's rigorous exams. Only veterinarians who have obtained the title of "ACVS Diplomate" have the right to the title of "Specialist in Surgery."

Specialists in surgery work in close collaboration with the entire HVRS team: internal medicine, oncology, neurology, emergency/intensive care, cardiology, medical imaging and general veterinarians. They are supported by an experienced and attentive team of animal health technicians.

The surgery team focuses special attention on the control of perioperative pain. We employ a multimodal approach to maximize our patients' comfort (opioids, physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medication, loco-regional blocks, continuous perfusions, TENS, laser, etc.).