Soft Tissue SurgeryBy bond vet
Soft tissue surgery describes the majority of surgeries that don’t fall under orthopedic surgery. At Bond Vet, we offer gastrointestinal/abdominal, urogenital, ear, and tumor removal surgeries.
To schedule your pet's surgery, please send us an inquiry below, and our surgery concierge will contact you.
Each of our clinics has a dedicated surgery room complete with state-of-the-art equipment. Our surgical team uses the latest technology, time-tested and cutting-edge diagnostics to provide our furry patients with the best care possible.
A New York City native, Dr. Philippa Pavia earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University and attended the University of Pennsylvania for veterinary school. She was happy to come back home to NYC to obtain advanced training, completing a rotating internship followed by a 3-year surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center. She was subsequently board-certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2015.
Before joining Bond Vet, Dr. Pavia accrued years of experience in both clinical and leadership roles — as a specialist surgeon in Manhattan and a Medical Director of a specialty and emergency hospital. Dr. Pavia’s focus is advancing medical quality (with an emphasis on surgical training and outcomes), and she is passionate about making veterinary medicine a sustainable long-term career for vets, nurses, and all members of the hospital team.
Doctors: To refer a client to the Bond Vet Specialty Surgery team, please fill out this form, and we’ll get in touch.
Surgeries At Bond
Gastrointestinal surgery is an umbrella term for any type of surgery of the stomach or intestines, and sometimes including other surgeries on abdominal structures such as the liver or spleen.
There are many different reasons why a pet may need gastrointestinal surgery. Some of the most common examples that we care for at Bond Vet include emergency and preventative gastropexy (to treat gastric torsion), gastrotomy (to remove foreign objects from the stomach), hernia repair (to push intestines back into place), intestinal biopsies (to diagnose gastrointestinal problems), and more.
Urogenital surgery refers to any surgery performed on the urinary tract (most commonly, the urinary bladder or urethra) or the reproductive organs, including penis, testicles, vagina, ovaries, and uterus.
Some of the urogenital surgeries we perform at Bond Vet include: PU surgery (to create a new hole for a pet to urinate from), urethropexy (to correct urethral prolapse), cystotomy (to remove bladder stones or bladder mass), spays and neuters (to prevent breeding), anal sacculectomy (to remove anal glands), and more.
Procedures vary, but know that your pet is in good hands at Bond Vet.
Masses are a common condition in pets, and generally more common in dogs than in cats. They can grow on, in, or just under the skin. Ranging in size from a couple of millimeters to football-sized, masses can represent a wide variety of conditions from simple skin tags, to large fatty growths, to scars, to malignant cancers.
If you notice a mass on your pet, visit us for diagnostics. Our vets will likely start with a fine needle aspirate, or FNA, to extract and then examine cells from the mass.
An aural hematoma is a blood-filled pocket that develops under the skin and cartilage of the pinna (ear flap). It’s common in dogs with chronic ear infections, and occasionally happens in cats, too. The condition occurs when trauma or an injury to the ear flap causes the small blood vessels inside the pinna to break and leak internally, resulting in a blood-filled swelling.
Surgery involves draining the blood pocket and then stitching the ear back up in a way that prevents the pocket from filling up again.
We want to keep you informed and comfortable throughout the process of getting your pet the surgical care they need. Our Surgery Concierges are licensed veterinary technicians with decades of experience, and they're here to answer your every question.
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