Expert Veterinary Surgery in Glen Mills, PA

Sometimes difficult surgical cases are best treated by veterinarians with advanced surgical training and equipment for optimal outcomes. At Pinnacle, we have an exceptional surgical team that works collaboratively with your veterinarian as well as with other specialty services in the hospital including internal medicine, radiology, and critical care to provide the most effective treatment for each pet. Our surgeons and surgical staff strive to work together with pets’ families to help them make educated decisions and to support them through the duration of treatment including initial diagnostic testing, surgery, and recovery once back at home. Call us at (610) 477-8797 to schedule an appointment today.

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Our Surgical Capabilities

Our veterinary surgeon handles a wide range of advanced surgical procedures including, but not limited to:

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Cruciate ligament rupture surgery
  • Arthroscopic joint surgery
    • Elbow dysplasia, osteochodrosis (cartilage defects), meniscal tears, tendon or ligament injury, and diagnostic arthroscopy
  • Trauma surgery
    • Surgery for bone fractures or joint luxations
  • Angular limb deformity correction
  • Musculotendinous injury repair
    • Calcaneal tendon disruption, biceps tendinitis, superficial digital flexor tendon luxation, other muscle strains
  • Patellar luxation surgery
  • Hip dysplasia management

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Oncologic and reconstructive surgery
    • Surgery for tumors requiring advanced training and/or instrumentation for removal and reconstruction
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Benign gastrointestinal obstructions and perforations, tumors, hiatal hernia, torsions, megacolon
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Patent ductus arteriosus, chylothorax, pyothorax, pneumothorax, lung tumors/torsion, vascular ring anomalies, pericardial disease
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
    • Liver biopsy, portosystemic shunts, gallbladder removal, biliary re-routing procedures, removal of liver tumors
  • Urogenital surgery
    • Stones, tumors, urethral obstruction, prostatic disease, Cesarian section
  • Endocrine surgery
    • Tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, or adrenal glands
  • Ear nose and throat surgery
    • End stage ear disease, polyps, tumors, laryngeal paralysis, brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
  • Wound management

Minimally Invasive Surgery

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What is Minimally Invasive Veterinary Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery uses special equipment, such as an endoscope, to perform a procedure using smaller incisions. As a result, your pet will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Less bleeding

  • Less pain and swelling

  • Faster recovery

  • Less scarring

  • Lower risk of infection

Safety Protocols We Take to Protect Your Pet

Throughout every procedure, our goal is to minimize the risks and give your pet the very best chance at a speedy and complete recovery. We take precautions before, during, and after the procedure to ensure your pet’s safety from start to finish. Our safety protocols include:

  • Performing a pre-anesthetic exam and blood work to check that your pet is healthy enough for surgery
  • Supplying fluids throughout the procedure through an IV catheter that help to hydrate your pet and stabilize their blood pressure
  • Monitoring their vitals with advanced equipment
  • Providing effective pain medication to reduce discomfort and stress

Post-Surgery Care Instructions

After your pet’s procedure, we’ll talk to you about detailed at-home care instructions as well as follow-up care. We’ll be in touch with your primary vet for your pet’s ongoing treatment. Our goal is to ensure every pet has the best chance for a full recovery and a fulfilling and healthy life.