This is Fanny and me. We, or I guess she really, are now in the fourth week after her CCL operation almost to the day that her other knee was operated on a year ago. Both by the wonderful, magical, and caring Dr. Haroush. Last year, pre-pandemic, with a looming scare, a big price tag and months of rehab in front of us, Dr. Haroush, Jose and the rest of this magnificent team treated us immediately, helped us in more way we could count all with the kindest and most knowledgeable of treatments. Fanny felt like it was another home and we felt like we were welcome to be as neurotic as we could be about our dog. She healed up quickly and then like clockwork which Dr. Haroush said might happen, it did again, the other knee. Now it was even worse with the Pandemic in full swing, money really tight, time tighter, it felt so huge and totally overwhelming. Did Dr. Haroush come to the rescue? He certainly did. Again, she is healing nicely, we are healing along with her and I would never send her to another vet as long as she lives. Dr. Haroush and team are spectacular in their wisdom and care. Along with treating Fanny it was like he was treating me for all the insanity we are all feeling right now. Everyday and beyond the care was present. And most of all Fanny feels loved and taken care of. What more could you ask for. I wish it was all this simple.
The Animal Health Center at Veterinary Village has been instrumental in this region in redefining the role of minimally invasive surgery in veterinary medicine. We utilize the most cutting-edge surgical equipment and groundbreaking methods to provide our clients with the highest quality of medical care. As a result, your pet will experience less pain and scarring, are at less risk of wound infection, have a shorter hospital stay, and an overall quicker recovery as compared to traditional surgery. This is an exciting area of growth in the veterinary industry, especially regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
In minimally invasive surgeries, endoscopes, c-arms, and other imaging devices allow our surgeons to better view the patient’s organs and structures in order to diagnose, biopsy, and treat their condition while causing minimal injury to your pet. In this case, surgery is performed with a flexible fiber-optic instrument with a light and small viewing camera attached. The surgeon views the projection on a larger screen and the incisions required for this type of surgery are less than 1 cm wide, hence the name “minimally invasive.”
Below are a few types of minimally invasive surgery that our surgeons at Animal Health Center specialize in:
Laparoscopy is performed when there is a highly potential presence of cysts, adhesions, or infection to the abdomen and pelvic organs.
Arthroscopy is an orthopedic surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat joint abnormalities, including repairing an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). This non-invasive surgery is used to repair damaged cartilage or tendons, remove inflamed tissue, bone, or cartilage, and/or drain excess fluids.
Thoracoscopy is used to treat conditions within the lung and chest cavity. Treatment may include a biopsy and/or removal of excess fluid or diseased lung tissue to reduce inflammation, infection, and disease.
Closed Reduction Internal Fixation (CRIF) and Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO)
Closed Reduction Internal Fixation (CRIF) and Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO), surgeries relating to fracture repair. Both are used to reset or repair a fractured bone using a supplemental plate for support. In both cases, there is a much shorter recovery time than traditional open surgery, and the risk of infection, complication rate, and skin grafting is greatly reduced.
If your pet was recently diagnosed with an infection or disease, make an appointment today with one of our medical professionals to determine your pet`s eligibility for minimally invasive surgery. Our goal at Animal Health Center is to ensure the safety, health, and happiness of each of our patients.