Soft Tissue Surgery in Big Rapids, MI

Soft Tissue Surgery in Big Rapids, MI

Soft tissue surgery is a broad range that include, internal organs, the body wall, masses and tumors, hernias.

Our veterinary surgeon is board certified and specializes in performing many different types of soft tissue surgeries, including but not limited to

Abdominal Surgery
  • Colopexy
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastropexy – Prophylactic and Therapeutic
  • Internal organ biopsy
  • Intestinal Foreign Body Removal
  • Splenectomy
Soft Tissue
  • Amputations - limb, tail, toe
  • Anal Gland/Sac Removal
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Hernia Repairs (various)
  • Perineal Hernia Repair
  • Skin Grafting
  • Tumor Removal
Ear Surgery
  • Ventral Bulla Osteotomy (VBO)
Eye Surgery
  • Cherry Eye Repair
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation
Thoracic/Airway Surgery
  • Brachycephalic Airway Surgery
  • Laryngeal Paralysis “tieback”
Head and Neck Surgery
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Mucocele
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Cesarean section
  • Cryptorchidectomy
  • Cystopexy
  • Cystotomy
  • Episioplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Perineal Urethrostomy
  • Pyometra/OVH
  • Scrotal Ablation
  • Spay/Castration + Gastropexy
  • Urethrostomy

**Please call or have your veterinarian call prior to scheduling if you would like to confirm we can perform your pets surgery at our facility**

**Surgical conditions that cannot be performed at Riversbend will be referred to Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center or the Animal Surgical Center of Michigan**

Preparing For Your Pet’s Appointment

Once you have had an appointment with our surgeon a diagnosis and treatment plan will be discussed with you. You will be provided with an estimate for all treatments and surgical procedures that may be Recommended. Pain management and post operative care will be discussed.

The majority of our surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis which means your pet will not stay the night with us unless absolutely necessary as have found that most patients are more comfortable being at home following surgery, but this will be determined on your animal’s specific condition, surgical procedure(s) accommodations will be made if overnight care is

All pertinent medical history should be sent to our office prior to your appointment. When your veterinarian submits their referral, all records are requested at that time. This will allow us to appropriately assess your animal and provide you with an accurate diagnosis.

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