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About Us

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  • Business Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Minimally Invasive Surgery:
Veterinary Surgery with Less Trauma & Faster Healing

Liver Biopsy Feline Ear Polyp

Left Image: Liver Biopsy; Right Image: Feline Ear Polyp

At Northgate Animal Hospital, we offer our patients the latest in veterinary technology, including endoscopic surgery. Endoscopic surgery uses scopes going through small incisions or natural body openings in order to diagnose and treat disease. Another popular term for this technology is minimally invasive surgery (MIS), which emphasizes that diagnosis and treatments can be done with greatly reduced intrusion into the body.

Endoscopic surgery is used for diagnostic (for example, biopsy) or surgical procedures (gastropexy, urinary stone removal, hysterectomy). Many procedures can be performed using minimally invasive surgery, with either a rigid endoscope or a flexible endoscope. These minimally invasive procedures include the following:

  • Rhinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • G.I. endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Vaginoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Otoscopy
Bladder Stone Canine Rhinoscopy

Left Image: Bladder Stone; Right Image: Canine Nose Rhinoscopy

We are able to perform the following diagnostic and surgical treatments with minimally invasive surgery:

Laparoscopic Thoracoscopic
  • Incisional gastropexy (preventative/treatment)
  • Enterostomy feeding tube placement (PEG tube placement)
  • Cryptorchid castration
  • Ovario-hysterectomy
  • Cystopexy for retroflexed bladder
  • Calculi removal, bladder tear repair, bladder polyps
  • Colopexy for recurrent rectal prolapse
  • Gastrotomy for foreign body removal
  • Intestinal resection/anastomosis
  • Attenuation of portosystemic shunts
  • Pericardial resection for pericardial effusion
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Persistent right aortic arch
  • Thoracic duct ligature

Visit our Puppies & Kittens page for more about Laparoscopic Spay surgery.

Visit the LapSpay website to read more about laparoscopic surgery and endoscopic procedures, download a brochure, and watch a video describing the laparoscopic spay procedure and recovery.

Arthroscopy Videos

Arthroscopic removal of cartilage flap from shoulder joint of 7 month old Golden Retriever.

Arthroscopic view of floating cartilage flap in patient with Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Arthroscopic elevation of cartilage flap in patient with Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Arthroscopic view of Osteochondritis Dissecans in a 7 month old Golden Retriever.

Arthroscopic view of a diseased elbow joint.

Arthritis seen in 1 year old Labrador Retriever.

Normal arthroscopic appearance of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

Arthroscopic view of an ACL rupture of 2 year old English Setter.

ACL rupture of 3 year old Golden Retriever.