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At Deer Creek, we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of the use of new technology. Nowhere is that more evident than in our veterinary surgery. Both in terms of equipment and technique, we are innovators in the field. Our veterinary surgeons pioneered the single port laparoscopic approach. Whenever possible, we employ minimally invasive surgical techniques


Similar to the evolution of human surgery, laparoscopy is the way of the future for pets because it provides a safer surgery, as well as a diminished level of pain. Many laparoscopic procedures can be performed through dime-sized incisions. The organs viewed via a state-of-the-art camera system are then manipulated with instruments passed through the ports in the laparoscope. The “single port” technique was first developed at Deer Creek Animal Hospital and is now used around the world.

Laparoscopy is used extensively in human medicine, but it is still somewhat rare in veterinary surgeries. We advocate the use of laparoscopy for its many benefits:

  • Reduced tissue trauma
  • Less risk of infections and complications
  • More rapid recovery
  • Shorter hospitalization, allowing the pet to return home sooner
  • Decreased pain

Veterinarian technicians consistently report that laparoscopic patients rest more comfortably after surgery than patients with traditional surgery.

Laparoscopy has many applications and is effective in many procedures: liver and other organ biopsies, gastropexies, removal of retained testicles, bladder stone removal, and many more. Laparoscopic spays greatly diminish pain and recovery time for female dogs. Deer Creek doctors are some of the country’s most proficient experts in the technique.

If your pet faces surgery, you have the comfort of knowing that our gentler, minimally invasive techniques get your pet on the mend and home to your family sooner.