Laparoscopic Spaying

Laparoscopic Spaying

We have a trained team of vets who are able to carry out laparoscopic spaying, here at the Wheelhouse. 

These appointments are carried out at our Chesham branch on Monday to Friday, and don’t require any overnight stays, so that your pet can get back home to you as soon as they are ready. 

  • What is a Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Spay?
  • What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Spaying?
  • What happens if something doesn't go to plan?
  • Prices

What is a Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Spay?

What is a Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Spay?

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is a minimally invasive technique, that can be used for spaying female dogs. Specific video-endoscopic equipment is used to perform the procedure, so that the surgery can be performed through small openings, removing the need for a large abdominal wound, and just like a midline spay, the procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. 

Two ports are placed into the abdominal cavity, providing an opening for the equipment, and the abdomen is then inflated to allow visualisation with the camera. Using the laparoscope, both ovaries are identified and removed using cauterisation (a method that involves minimal blood loss). The abdomen is then deflated and the two small incisions are closed using stitches under the skin. This means there is no need for any stitches to be removed post-operatively. 

What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Spaying?

What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Spaying?

Laparoscopic spaying is a much less invasive procedure than the midline “open” approach. Laparoscopic spaying also typically results in a much faster recovery time, with reduced post-operative pain. Most dogs will be able to return to normal exercise after four days, although it is advised not to take your dog swimming for at least ten days after the procedure. 

Laparoscopy is although the preferred method for many procedures in human medicine, and is fast becoming the gold standard in veterinary medicine. 

What happens if something doesn't go to plan?

What happens if something doesn't go to plan?

In the very unlikely event that a piece of the essential equipment fails, or where other surgical complications arise then it may be necessary to convert to a standard midline spay. 

Prices

Prices

Laparoscopic Spay (0-25kg) - £635

Laparoscopic Spay (25-50kg) - £725

Laparoscopic Spay (> 50kg) - £855

If you are a member of the Wheelhouse Healthcare Plan, you will receive a 25% discount on laparoscopic neutering carried out at the Wheelhouse. 

If you are not already registered with the Wheelhouse Vets, then please contact us to request a laparoscopic spay.  

A member of our team will then give you a call to book your appointment, and also confirm the booking via email.