Surgery

Advances in medical technology have made more life-saving options available to pets requiring surgery. Many newer surgical techniques adapted from human medicine require smaller incisions, cause less pain, and lead to faster recovery times for pets.

Our surgery team has the education, expertise and experience needed to perform the most advanced surgical procedures to give your pet the best chance for a full recovery. Deb Weisman, DVM, MS, DACVS has undergone years of intensive, specialized academic and clinical training to earn credentials as a board-certified specialist.

We perform soft tissue, orthopedic, oncologic and neurologic surgeries in our fully equipped surgery suites. Your pet will never be left unattended following surgery. Patients recover in our closely watched intensive care unit. Pets staying with us overnight are monitored around-the-clock by highly trained, compassionate nurses. An emergency doctor is on site all day and through the night.

NVS understands the stress you experience when your pet needs surgery. Working in conjunction with your family veterinarian, we’re fully dedicated to delivering the highest level of leading-edge care with skill and empathy.

Our surgery team performs a wide range of services and procedures, including:

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Abdominal
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Colorectal/Perianal/Perineal
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatobiliary (liver)
  • Minimally-invasive surgeries employing laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and tracheoscopy
  • Urogenital

Neurologic Surgery

  • Atlantoaxial instability (instability of the connection between the head and neck)
  • Intervertebral disc disease (ruptured disc or slipped disc)
  • Lumbosacral disorders
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Wobbler’s Syndrome

Oncologic Surgery
Removal of the following types of cancerous tumors:

  • Abdominal
  • Adrenal and thyroid
  • Brain
  • Heart and lung
  • Mammary gland
  • Perianal and rectal
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Spinal
  • Cytoreductive (tumor size reduction) surgery for invasive tumors
  • Facial reconstruction after oral tumor removal
  • Skin reconstruction after tumor removal
  • Thoracic wall reconstruction
  • Feeding tube placement

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Complete orthopedic examinations, including diagnosis of causes of lameness and pain
  • Comprehensive treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Bone tumor removal
  • Fracture repair of all types, using the most sophisticated techniques and implants available
  • Hip dysplasia and hip osteoarthritis
  • Joint dislocation repair
  • Limb deformity correction
  • Patella luxation (dislocation) correction
  • Nonsurgical management of arthritis, including stem cell therapy