Soft Tissue Surgery FAQ

If your pet needs soft tissue surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. At Lakeville Animal Hospital, we are committed to providing you and your pet with up-to-date information and resources. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive regarding soft tissue surgery.

Soft Tissue Surgery FAQ

What is soft tissue surgery?

Soft tissue surgery is a type of veterinary procedure that involves the surgical manipulation of soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is often used to correct issues that exist from birth, such as a decreased ability to breathe due to a narrow nasal canal like you would expect to see in French bulldogs. Soft tissue surgery can also be used to treat injuries, remove tumors, or relieve pain.

Why might my pet need soft tissue surgery?

There are a variety of reasons why your pet might need soft tissue surgery. Birth defects, injuries, and pain relief are all common reasons for soft tissue surgery. Soft tissue surgery can be used to treat hernias or tumor growths on most internal organs, to treat injuries, or open the airway. Your pet will undergo diagnostic scans on the internal organs before deciding to undergo surgery.

Is there a veterinarian in Lakeville qualified to perform soft tissue surgery?

Yes. To become a board-certified soft tissue surgeon, a veterinarian must complete a four-year veterinary program and then complete a one-year residency in soft tissue surgery. At Lakeville Animal Hospital in the Middleborough area, our team of veterinarians includes two board-certified soft tissue surgeons who are highly experienced at performing a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries.

Why choose Lakeville Animal Hospital for soft tissue surgery?

There are many reasons why Lakeville Animal Hospital is the best animal hospital in the Middleborough area for soft tissue surgery. First and foremost, we have two board-certified soft tissue surgeons on our team. In addition, we have a state-of-the-art facility that is equipped with the latest surgical technology. We also place a strong emphasis on providing compassionate care for both our patients and their families.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Lakeville

If your pet needs soft tissue surgery, the best place to take them is Lakeville Animal Hospital. We have served residents of the Middleborough area for many years. Our team will make sure that your pet receives the best possible care and treatment. Call us today at (508) 947-1309 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. 

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  • "I'm so pleased with the experience I had at lakeville animal hospital. I am traveling with my dog from northern Maine to visit family and my dog had been sick for 3 days. She couldn't keep any food or water down. Long story short I called lakeville animal hospital and they were able to squeeze Aspen in later on in the day. Turns out the reason Aspen had been sick was that she had atleast one blockage in her intestines. They immediately sent us to a 24 hour emergency vet in Swansea for a surgery. Aspen is now out of surgery with 2 incisions in her intestines and 1 in her stomach. Being a long way from home with a sick puppy is not fun and is quite stressful. But I'm thankful the crew at lakeville animal hospital was able to see her so soon, take X-rays, give her a diagnosis, and make a recommendation for a 24 hour surgery facility."
    Rachel G. Lakeville, MA

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