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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Anterior Cruciate Ligament RepairA torn ACL is the most common orthopedic injury we treat.We use the Lateral Suture technique to repair this injury.In an average year here at Riverbend, we surgically treat over 250 torn ACLs. Patellar Luxation RepairPatellar luxation is most commonly a congenital problem. The patella can luxate either medially or laterally. It … Read moreOrthopedic Surgery

Oncological Surgery

Oncological Surgery

Tumor Removal This surgery can range from a simple lump removal to a radical mastectomy, partial maxillectomy, or amputation. Tumor removals are one of our more common medical procedures. Post Tumor Removal Reconstruction These surgeries range from skin flaps, pad transpositions, and grafts, to jaw reconstruction, joint fusion, and limb salvage procedures

Ear & Eye Surgery

Ear & Eye Surgery

Zepp-Lacroix This is a surgical procedure used to open the ear canal. It facilitates the removal of some ear tumors. It also allows drainage and healing for severe ear infections. Vertical Canal Excision This procedure is used to remove more aggressive tumors of the vertical ear canal. Ventral Bulla Osteotomy This surgery allows removal of … Read moreEar & Eye Surgery

Intestinal Surgery

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 … Read moreIntestinal Surgery

Urinary Tract Surgery

Urinary Tract Surgery

Cystotomy/Cystectomy Cystotomies most often are performed to remove stones from the bladder and urethra. Cystectomies are performed to resect tumors of the bladder wall. Urethrostomy The most common urethral surgery is the perineal urethrostomy, which we perform in male cats with urethral obstruction. We also perform scrotal urethrostomies in dogs to treat reoccurring bladder and … Read moreUrinary Tract Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Hernia Surgery

Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair These hernias can be congenital or traumatic. Surgery is performed to return abdominal structures from the chest to the abdomen and to close the defect in the diaphragmatic tissue. Perineal Hernia Repair In this hernia, abdominal contents enter the perineal space. Surgical repair involves returning the herniated structures to the abdomen and … Read moreHernia Surgery

Canine Physical Rehabilitation

Canine Physical Rehabilitation

Canine physical rehabilitation is an emerging field in veterinary medicine.  Just as in human medicine, rehabilitation has been shown to improve mobility after surgery, decrease pain, increase strength, and speed healing. At Riverbend, all our orthopedic patients have some form of physical rehabilitation post-op. At the patient’s first recheck two weeks post-surgery, owners are shown … Read moreCanine Physical Rehabilitation

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