No matter how minor or major the surgery, you want a surgical team that approaches every procedure with careful preparation and meticulous attention to detail. At All Bay Animal Hospital we offer a wide range of surgical procedures for East Bay Area pets, using stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
When your pet is ready to go home, your vet will provide you with detailed instructions for at-home care including how and when to administer medications.
What to Expect from Surgery
Pets undergoing surgery at our Concord veterinary clinic will receive pre-operative blood work and diagnostic screening as necessary. Your pet will also receive pain medication before, during and after surgery to keep them feeling as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.
At All Bay Animal Hospital, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in dogs and cats, or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our East Bay area vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
During Cesarean sections, we surgically remove puppies or kittens from their mother's uterus.
C-sections are typically performed when the mother is unable to give birth naturally.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs can develop masses associated with the skin. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Concord and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
It's imperative that these wounds be cleaned, disinfected, and appropriately cared for by a qualified veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct injuries and diseases of the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and other skeletal structures in your pet. If your dog or cat is suffering from a condition or injury that requires advanced specialized care your vet will refer your dog or cat to a vet surgeon near Concord.
TPLO - Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy is performed to repair cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs and changes the relationship and angle of the femur and tibia. A semicircular cut is made through the top of the tibia to rotate it. A bone plate is then used to allow the tibia to heal.
The top section of the tibia is rotated backward until the angle between the tibia and femur is appropriate. The intent of the surgery is to reduce the amount that the tibia shifts forward during a stride.
TTA - Tibial Tuberosity Advancement is used to treat cranial (or anterior) cruciate ligament rupture in dogs' knee joints. The tibia is cut and moved forward, stabilizing it in its new position.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We understand that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be frightening. Rest assured that we only recommend surgery when we feel it is in the best interests of your animal companion.
Our team will take the time to ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery for your pet, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your dog or cat requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Concord, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are performed in a dedicated surgical suite. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our staff wears disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.