VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital

Soft tissue surgery

Our hospital offers many Soft Tissue Surgery Services. Soft tissue surgery refers to surgery on any body part excluding: bones/joints (orthopedic surgery), heart (cardiac surgery), or nervous system (neurologic surgery). Examples of common soft tissue surgeries include gastrointestinal surgery (to remove foreign objects or removed diseased sections of intestine), bladder surgery (to remove stones or polyps), liver surgery (to remove masses or diseased lobes), and spleen surgery (often to remove diseased spleens or masses). There are many other soft tissue procedures performed and your veterinarian will discuss what your pet requires. Pain management medications are standard with all of our soft tissue surgery procedures to insure your pet's comfort and speedy recovery.

Some of the soft tissue procedures offered:

Head and Neck Surgery

Total ear canal ablation with lateral bulla osteotomy (TECA-LBO)
Oral Surgery

Sialocele (Sialoadenectomy)
Maxillectomy - Mandibulectomy

Hepatobiliary Surgery
Cholecystectomy

Biliary stenting

Biliary rerouting

Liver lobectomy

Abdominal Surgery
Splenectomy

Adrenalectomy
Pancreatic surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery

Gastric dilation-volvulus
Prophylactic gastropexy

Bowel obstruction
Hernia repair

Vascular and Cardiovascular Surgery

Vascular ring anomaly correction

Indwelling vascular catheter placement
Portosystemic shunt ligation

PDA

Pericardiectomy

Thoracic and Respiratory Surgery
Lung lobectomy
Thoracic duct ligation
Brachycephalic airway surgery

Tracheal surgery
Laryngeal tie back

Reconstructive Surgery

Skin grafting

Wound management

Skin flaps

Oncologic Surgery

Mass excision (thoracic, cutaneous, abdomen)

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopy
Thoracoscopy

Urogenital Surgery

Cystotomy, cystectomy

Perineal urethrostomy

Ectopic ureter repair
Scrotal urethrostomy
Nephrectomy
Intrathoracic abnormalities, and tumor removals
 

Departments

Surgery
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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Call 708-749-4200 if you have any questions or concern regarding your pet.

We provide emergency care from 8am until 1am seven days a week. We are closed on holidays.

Some symptoms that may indicate your pet may need to be seen on an emergency basis include:

  • Difficulty Breathing and/or pale or blue gums or tongue
  • Heavy Bleeding - apply direct pressure to the wound
  • Major Trauma - if your pet has fallen, been hit by a car or has multiple wounds
  • Gaping Wounds
  • Collapse/Loss of Consciousness
  • Paralysis
  • Lacerations and Bite Wounds
  • Poisoning
  • Infections - or if your pet suddenly gets worse while on medication for an infection
  • Difficulty Urinating - frequent attempts to urinate that don't produce a normal urine flow could indicate infection or obstruction - especially in male cats!
  • Eye Problems - redness, tearing, pain, squinting or eyelid spasms
  • Prolonged or multiple episodes of vomiting or diarrhea

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