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Cantrell Memorial Road 
Cumming, GA 30040

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Emergency Center of North Fulton
Phone: (770) 594-2266

900 Mansell Rd #19
Roswell, GA 30076
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the benefits of minimally-invasive veterinary surgery?

The benefits include improved recovery times, less post-operative pain, fewer and smaller incisions, decreased bleeding, shorter hospital stays, reduced anesthesia and surgical times, and reduced chances for complications.
What sort of minimally-invasive procedures and techniques do you have available?

We currently offer minimally-invasive abdominal surgery (laparoscopy), cystoscopy, rhinoscopy, otoscopy, with more to come as we develop further areas of expertise and acquire new state-of-the-art equipment.
Will my pet need a Elizabethan collar (E-collar) after the procedure?

Even if surgery is performed through small incisions, these are still incisions. If your pet licks this small incision, it could still become infected. However, we find that pets generally do better and they may not need to wear the E-collar as long as for traditional surgery. In any case, plan to have your pet wear the E-collar for 3 days in the best scenario and keep them rested for about 7-10 days so that the surgery site can heal.
Will my pet have to stay overnight?

Even if surgery is performed through small incisions, these are still incisions. If your pet licks this small incision, it could still become infected. However, we find that pets generally do better and they may not need to wear the E-collar as long as for traditional surgery. In any case, plan to have your pet wear the E-collar for 3 days in the best scenario and keep them rested for about 7-10 days so that the surgery site can heal.

What is the care after the procedure?

Detail instructions will be provided after the procedure. Although the incisions are much smaller, it is still recommended to keep your pet rested for 10 days for full recovery and decrease chance for complications. If sutures are present, these will be removed in about 10 days at not charge. Most of the time, sutures are under the skin and there is not need for suture removal. In any case, monitor the incision daily for any changes or concerns. In the case of a concern, please call us for instructions.
For LOVE spay, is it dangerous to not remove the uterus?

Although we have been traditionally removing both the uterus and the ovaries in the USA, there is not real benefit in removing the uterus in a healthy young dog. The removal of the ovaries only during spays are routinely done in Europe and there is many scientific published data proving that this is a better approach because of less pain, less complications and a faster surgery. This approach is becoming more popular in the USA and would eventually replace the standard spay. For more information, please check: Van Goethem, B., Schaeffers-Okkens, A., and Kirpensteinjn, J. (2006): Making a rational choice between ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy in the dog: a discussion of the benefits of either technique. Veterinary Surgery, 35, pp. 136-143.
Do you perform laparoscopic spays on cats and other exotic pets?

We do perform laparoscopic spays in cats, however it is limited by weight range and therefore not all cats can have this type of procedure. As we acquire new state-of-the-art equipment, we may be able to extend this type of surgery down to smaller cats and exotic pets.