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Pet Oral, Airway & Neck Surgery in Hadley, MA

At Riverbend Animal Hospital we perform a variety of oral, airway & neck surgeries to keep your pet in good health.

Oral, Airway & Neck Surgery

Pet Oral, Airway & Neck Surgery

Cleft Palate Repair
This is a procedure we most commonly perform in young animals between three and six months old to help prevent aspiration pneumonia in animals with this condition.
Oral Tumor Removal
This procedure is performed to remove invasive oral tumors which would re-grow with less aggressive surgery.
Stenotic Nares Repair
This procedure opens the nostrils of short-nosed (brachycephalic) dogs that are having trouble breathing.
Overlong Soft Palate Resection
Excess soft palate occurs frequently in brachycephalic dogs. When severe it results in choking, gagging, and even airway obstruction. Resection of excess soft palate relieves this.
Everted Saccule Removal
Another problem for bulldogs, pugs, and other brachycephalic breeds occurs when the saccules behind the vocal cord bulge into the airway, obstructing breathing. We remove these surgically.
Arytenoid Lateralization
This is a surgical procedure utilized to relieve laryngeal paralysis. Laryngeal paralysis is a condition of older large breed dogs in which the airway paradoxically closes down when the dog inhales.
Permanent Tracheotomy
This is a procedure for dogs with irreparable upper airway disease or trauma.
Thyroidectomy
This surgery is for removal of thyroid tumors.
Salivary Mucocele Repair
Salivary mucoceles result from an injury or obstruction of a salivary duct. Repair entails removal of the injured or diseased gland and duct.