Simply Keyhole are helping vet
practices across the UK set up
a laparoscopic service.
We help vet practices to choose and order their equipment,
send them a simulator to train their vets with,
help to teach the nurses how to look after the equipment
and care for the patients having the surgery.
We provide training for the experienced surgeons
performing the keyhole surgery.
Keyhole surgery is minimally invasive surgery,
meaning less pain and a better recovery!
Keyhole spays have been shown to be better
for our pets compared to routine spays.
This is continually being confirmed with clinical studies.
Does it hurt?
Is it safe?
To name just a few:
A quicker surgical recovery, less required
rest at home, fewer post-operative complications
and often no buster collar required!
Are there other benefits?
What is laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy means keyhole surgery in a patient’s abdomen.
For pets, as in humans, keyhole surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to the common open surgeries performed on patients.
The most common procedure we would perform is a laparoscopic ovariectomy. This is the alternative to a routine bitch spay – which involves removing the ovaries and uterus through a 5-10cm incision in the pet’s tummy. With a laparoscopic ovariectomy we only remove the ovaries, using a camera to visualise them and long instruments to cauterise and cut the attachments. This leaves the pet with two small (0.5-1cm) incisions which are glued so there are no sutures to remove and no buster collar is needed. Animals having keyhole surgery recover much faster (2-3 days) than those with the routine surgery (10-14 days).