WA Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (WAVES)

Oncological Surgery

Soft Tissue / Oncological Procedures

“Soft tissue surgery” is a term used to encompass any non-orthopaedic/non-neurosurgical procedure in veterinary patients. Our surgeons have experience in many areas of soft tissue surgery including thoracic (chest), cardiac, ears-nose-throat, abdominal surgery and reconstructive procedures. In addition we offer staging and surgical management of many large or complicated cancers.

Types of soft-tissue procedures we perform include:

  • Thoracic cavity (open chest) surgery
    • Pericardectomy
    • Lung lobectomy
    • Thoracic duct ligations
    • Lower tracheal/oesophageal procedures
  • Abdominal surgery
    • Portosystemic shunt surgery
    • Gastrointestinal procedures
    • Urogenital procedures
  • Upper airway surgery
    • Brachycephalic airway syndrome procedures
    • Laryngeal “tie-back” procedures
    • Permanent tracheostomy
    • Tracheal stenting
  • Total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy
  • Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic procedures
  • Major hernia repair
    • Diaphragmatic
    • Inguinal
    • Perineal
  • Major tumour resections
    • Body wall resections
    • Mandibulectomy/maxillectomy
    • Liver and splenic neoplasm resection
    • Extensive amputations
  • Skin reconstruction
    • Dermal plexus and axial pattern flap reconstruction
    • Free skin grafts
    • VAC wound management