Pet Surgery

Experienced professionals and advanced technology provide the optimum veterinary surgical experience for your pets. Billings Animal Family Hospital offers routine and soft tissue surgery including spays and neuters, as well as more complex orthopedic procedures such as extracapsular cruciate repair and patella luxation surgery.

The Latest in Surgical Technology: Radiowave Surgery

Radiowave surgery uses high frequency radiowaves to make incisions with less pressure, minimal tissue damage, and no risk of burning. This technology allows for greater benefits to our veterinary surgical patients including:

  • Decreased post-operative pain
  • Less tissue destruction
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Rapid recovery
  • Ultimate safety

We believe this new surgical technology has many advantages over traditional surgery or the surgical laser. Contact our office with your questions about radiowave surgery.

Orthopedic Veterinary Surgery

The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is one of the main stabilizing structures of the knee joint in dogs, preventing slippage in the knee and keeping the femur and tibia in proper alignment during activity. CCL disease is a serious problem for your dog, associated with lameness, swelling, and pain.

Treatment options and surgical procedures are numerous, and every pet has different needs. Dr. Best and her team will discuss your pet’s specific options for treatment and repair, so that you may make an informed decision about your pet’s care.

When your dog requires an orthopedic procedure for either a torn cruciate ligament or a luxated patella (kneecap), a successful outcome relies heavily on post-operative care. We offer the following guidelines and specific week-by-week instructions for your pet’s recovery :

Orthopedic Post-Operative Instructions.

Surgery for your pet doesn’t have to be a painful and frightening experience. Bring your pet to Billings Animal Family Hospital for state-of-the-art surgical equipment and highly skilled and compassionate professionals. Contact our office to schedule your pet’s appointment today!

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