At Atlantic Coast, we are able to perform a variety of both routine and advanced soft tissue procedures, many of which rely on unique skills as well as advanced training and experience.

  • Abdominal Surgery – foreign body removal, exploratory, bloat (enlarged stomach causing pressure on other organs) AtlanticVet_164
  • Cardiovascular Surgery – pacemaker implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, balloon pericardiotomy                                                            
  • Head and Neck Surgery

    Laryngeal Tieback – surgical repair of a paralyzed voice box

    Surgical treatment of brachcephalic obstructive airway syndrome – to reduce airway obstructions and create adequate airflow

    Total Ear Canal Ablation with Lateral/Ventral Bulla Osteotomy – surgical removal of a diseased or infected ear canal

    Mandibulectomy/Maxillectomy – surgical treatment in which a portion of the lower or upper jaw is removed

  • Oncologic Surgery – 

    Excisional biopsy– the entire tumor is taken out for examination

    Insicional biopsy– one or several pieces of the tissue are obtained for examination

    Intracapsular resection– partial tumor removal due to the presence of vital non-resectable organs which are in close proximity to the tumor

    Marginal resection– the tumor is taken out without margin, just outside the visible part

    Wide resection-a margin of visibly normal tissue is resected along with the tumor which helps to minimize the risk for leaving behind tumor cells

    Radical resection– the entire organ the tumor is growing in is removed

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – (Skin and wound)
  • Respiratory Tract Surgery – tracheostomy – temporary or permanent opening into the trachea to facilitate airflow
  • Thoracic Surgery – VP shunt, IVDD, arachnid cyst, spinal fracture repair
  • Urogenital Surgery

    Perineal Urethrostomy – a permanent opening is created in the urethra to eliminate urinary obstruction

    Urinary incontinence surgery – Colposuspension (repositioning of the bladder neck of female dogs in the intra-abdominal cavity which creates increased pressure on the bladder and increasing resistance from the urethra).   Cystourethropexy (in male dogs, the ductus deferens are tacked down to compress the urethra which helps to hold in the urine)

    Cystoplasty (bladder reconstruction)

    Nephrectomy – (removal of the kidney)

    Nephrotomy – (removal of upper urinary tract calculi)

    Cystotomy – (surgical opening in wall of the bladder to remove bladder stones or tumors and blood clots or to repair a rupture due to severe trauma)