Intestinal Surgery

Gastrotomy and Gastrectomy
These are surgical procedures for removal of foreign objects from the stomach or removal of tumors from the stomach wall.

Pyloromyotomy and Pylorectomy
These are procedures to facilitate passage of intestinal contents from the stomach to the intestine more readily.  The pyloromyotomy is used to open the pylorus more fully; the pylorectomy is used to remove the pylorus. These techniques are used for hypertrophic conditions as well as for cancer.

Intestinal Biopsy, Enterotomy, Resection and Anastamosis
These are common procedures used for diagnosis and treatment of cancers as well as for relieving intestinal obstruction due to foreign objects.

Colectomy
Sub-total colectomies are performed to remove tumors or strictures of the colon or to treat megacolon in cats.

Rectal Tumor Removal
The most common rectal masses are rectal polyps and adenomas. These are removed with simple lumpectomies. More aggressive rectal adenocarcinomas are removed with partial resection of the rectum.

Anal Gland Surgery
Anal gland resections may be performed to treat chronic anal gland infections or to remove anal gland tumors. More aggressive anal gland tumor resections may require resection of sublumbar lymph nodes as well.

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