For many pet owners, just hearing the word “surgery” can cause some uneasiness, but it doesn’t have to. That’s because at Emergency Pet Hospital of Orlando, pet surgery is something our doctor specializes in. Dr. Hassan has years of experience with performing more than a dozen soft tissue (no bone) and advanced orthopedic (involves bone) pet surgeries, including:
- Anterior cruciate ligament repair
- Fracture repair
- Medial patellar luxation repair
- Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
- Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
As an emergency pet hospital, our facility is equipped for both pre-scheduled non-emergency surgeries as well as emergency surgeries. Our veterinarian and support staff will be on-hand to provide your pet with compassionate, high-quality surgical care so you can have peace of mind when you bring him/her to our hospital.
Before Your Pet’s Surgery
Before every pet surgery we perform, we perform a pre-anesthetic physical exam and blood work to be sure that your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. If any illnesses are detected, we will arrange for treatment first and postpone the surgery until your pet is healthy enough for it. We place an IV catheter on your pet’s front or hind limb before the surgical procedure through which pain medications and fluids can be administered. We then administer the anesthesia, which is customized for each patient, and monitor your pet’s vitals using advanced equipment (pulse oximeter, ECG, etc.) and an assigned technician.
After Your Pet’s Surgery
After your pet’s surgery is complete, he/she will be a little sluggish within the first 18-24 hours. This is normal. When you come to pick up your pet, we’ll provide you with at-home care instructions, including dietary instructions. We’ll also provide you with pain medication so your companion can recover comfortably from home and be back to chasing Frisbees or yarn strings in no time! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s behavior after surgery.