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, including our surgical director Dr. Amy Kantor, uses the latest technology, time-tested techniques, and cutting-edge diagnostics to provide our furry patients with the best care possible.
With over 35 years of experience working in veterinary medicine, our Surgical Director Dr. Amy Kantor is well-versed in a wide range of technical procedures, including gastroplexy, cystotomies, and ACL repairs (more than 2,000 pets in NYC are walking around on “Kantor knees”).
Dr. Kantor knows your pet is family, and she’s looking forward to getting to know you and helping your pet age well.
– Dr. Kantor
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.
- Dawn Golon
- Debbie Glynn