Soft Tissue Surgery
At Northgate Veterinary Clinic, we provide a comprehensive range of soft tissue surgical procedures for our cat and dog patients in Seattle.Book an Appointment
What are soft tissue surgical procedures?
Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that are not in the sphere of Orthopedic Surgery.
We offer soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats suffering from ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, skin and oncological disorders.
Soft Tissue Procedures At Northgate Veterinary Clinic
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarians will strive to make your pet's surgical procedure comfortable and stress-free for your pet, and for you, too.
We'll talk you through each step of the process, including preparation and proper post-operative care, and ensure that you have all the details you need to make the right choices for your pet.
Soft Tissue Surgery FAQs
- What happens during the consultation appointment?
During the pre-operative consultation, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a physical examination, appropriate blood work, and any other diagnostic tests that are needed to determine the nature of your pet's condition.
Diagnostic testing may include radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, ultrasound, and biopsies. Once the results are back, a surgery plan is made and discussed with you.
- Do the consultation appointment and surgery happen on the same day?
No. The consultation appointment is a pre-operative exam that your animal must undergo prior to surgery. Once any diagnostic test results have come back from our lab, a surgery appointment can be scheduled.
- How long does surgery take?
Surgeries usually last between one to three hours. The duration depends on the type of surgery being performed and on your pet’s specific condition.
- Does my pet have to stay overnight?
Many of our patients need to stay in the hospital over night after surgery so that they can be monitored as they recover from the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery that is performed and how quickly they recover after anesthesia and surgery, your pet may be able to go home on the same day. If necessary we may recommend you transfer your pet to an overnight facility so they can have continuous monitoring.