Understanding Veterinary Laparoscopy

veterinary laparoscopyLaparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery, has been the gold standard in human surgery for many years. However, in veterinary medicine this surgical technique is not yet common practice.

For a veterinary hospital, the ability to offer laparoscopic surgery involves a significant commitment, both in terms of the time it takes for the veterinarian to acquire the advanced training needed to use laparoscopic equipment, and in the financial investment of the equipment itself. A veterinary practice’s investment in offering laparoscopy can run upwards of $40,000, inclusive of the laparoscopic equipment itself, as well as the sterilization equipment needed beyond what is normally found in a veterinary practice. Continue…