WA Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (WAVES)

Surgery Services

1. Soft Tissue Surgery:

  • Soft tissue surgery treats diseases involving the :
    • abdomen e.g. portosystemic shunt, GDV, intestinal tumours or
    • forein body resections
    • thoracic cavity e.g. pericardectomy, lung tumours
    • head and neck
    • limbs

2. Orthopaedic Surgery:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament rupture including:
    • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
    • Triple tibial osteotomies (TTO)
    • Tibial wedge osteotomy (TWO)
    • Extracapsular techniques (e.g. fabellotibial lateral suture)
    • Intracapsular techniques (e.g. tight rope)
  • Total Hip Replacement (THR)
  • Preventative surgery to treat young dogs diagnosed with hip dysplasia:
    • TPO
    • DPO
    • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis
  • Patellar Luxation Repair
  • Fracture Repair
  • Joint stabilization
  • Limb deformity

3. Neurologic Surgery:

  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Spinal fractures
  • Atlanto-axial instability
  • Brain tumors
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy

4. Minimally invasive Surgery:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture repair using Fluoroscopy guided surgery

5. (maybe oncologic surgery?):

  • resection of cancers affecting the abdomen (eg. liver tumor), thoracic cavity (eg. lung tumour),
  • body wall resections,
  • limb sparing (??) surgery, amputations
  • Maxillectomy, mandibulectomy

6. (maybe reconstructive surgery?):

  • Skin flaps
  • Skin grafts
  • Body wall reconstruction
  • Extensive wound management