Pet Surgery at Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, CA
Our pets are so much like us humans in so many ways -- including, sometimes, the need to undergo surgical care. Pet surgery may be administered as a means of preventative medicine, to remedy a serious illness or congenital problem, or to repair a major injury. Whatever challenges your pet may be facing, Firestone Animal Hospital is ready to help. Our Downey veterinarians offer a wide range of surgical options to help your furry friend get well and/or stay well.
Surgical Procedures for a Variety of Needs
Surgery can quite literally be a lifesaver for some pets. Perhaps the most dramatic example is emergency surgery. Our clinic may be called upon to fix a fracture with metal hardware, seal open wounds and arterial bleeding, remove agonizing bladder stones, or un-twist a stomach twisted by bloat. Other problems, while not life-threatening, may still cause pain and disability until surgery can intervene. A pet made lame by a ruptured knee ligament, for example, may require orthopedic reconstruction to make the joint stable and comfortable gain. Severe pain from a degenerated joint may call for fusion or joint replacement surgery.
Other surgeries are performed to control, eliminate, or even prevent disease. A badly infected tooth or a case of oral cancer may call for dental surgery to excise the offending tissue. Lumps and tumors may be removed either from inside or the outside of your pet's body and checked for malignancy. Spay or neuter surgery eliminates the possibility of reproductive cancers threatening your pet's life, as well as heat-driven behaviors that may expose your pet to danger and injury.
The most common surgeries performed by Dr. Rocha are for:
- Fractures and orthopaedic
- Mass/ tumor removal
- Medial patella laxation
- Anterior cruciate ligament rupture
- Laceration repairs
Skilled Care From Our Downey Veterinarian
Surgery may sound like a daunting prospect, but your pet couldn't be in better hands than those of our Downey veterinarian. Dr. Rocha will perform a careful pre-operative evaluation to make sure your pet is a good candidate for the procedure in question. We will discuss the anesthesia your pet will receive -- an important step for ensuring your pet's comfort while also keeping him immobile. Unless your pet needs to remain for observation, we will send him home with you as soon as he wakes up. You'll receive all the guidance you need regarding post-operative medication, wound dressing, and monitoring your pet's recovery until he is his old self again.
Does Your Pet Require Surgery? Contact Our Veterinarian in Downey, CA
If your pet is in need of surgery, then they’re in need of the first-class surgical care provided at Firestone Animal Hospital. Call our clinic at (562) 928-1341 to arrange a pre-operative consultation and evaluation with our Downey veterinarian!