Surgical Services Provided by Dr. Degner

 

 

ORTHOPEDICS

  • TPLO and MRIT
  • Patella luxation correction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Open joint surgery
  • Fracture repair including mandibular and maxillary fracture repair
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Tendon repair
  • Angular limb deformity correction

ABDOMINAL SURGERY

  • Liver lobectomy
  • Portosystemic shunt attenuation
  • Gall bladder and bile duct surgery
  • Gastric reconstruction and other stomach surgeries
  • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Gastropexy - prophylactic and therapeutic
    • Internal organ biopsy:  liver, intestine, pancreas, kidney, bladder, lymph nodes
    • Jejunostomy tube placement
    • Colopexy for prolapse rectum
    • Colostomy
    • Cystopexy
    • Cystotomy for stone removal
    • Cryptorchidectomy
    • Ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy (spay)
  • Intestinal surgery and special duodenal reconstructive surgeries
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Ectopic ureter reconstruction
  • Urinary incontinence surgery
  • Nephrectomy
  • Bladder surgery
  • Ureteral stone removal using microsurgical techniques

RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

  • Free tissue transfer
  • Limb reattachment (replantation)
  • Wound reconstruction
  • Limb-sparing surgery for distal radial bone tumors
  • Anti-drool lip tuck
  • Nasal fold excision
  • Ear ablation/bulla surgery

ONCOLOGIC SURGERY

  • Soft tissue sarcoma excision
  • Skin tumor excision
  • Endocrine tumor excision
  • Abdominal organ tumor excision
  • Chest wall and chest organ tumor excision
  • Bone tumor excision - limb sparing surgery or amputation
  • Oral cavity tumor removal
  • Excision of many other tumors

RESPIRATORY SURGERY

  • Soft palate reconstruction
  • Laryngeal tie-back
  • Nasal and nasal cavity surgery
  • Tracheal surgery including tracheal collapse correction
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Thoroscopy - minimally invasive surgery
    • chest exploration to examine for metastatic disease
    • lung biopsy and lung lobectomy
    • pericardectomy

NEUROLGIC SURGERY

  • Laminectomy
  • Brain tumor excision
  • Spinal fracture repair
  • Atlantoaxial luxation stabilization
  • Nerve/muscle biopsy

HEART SURGERY

  • Congenital heart defect surgery
    • PDA
    • Pulmonic stenosis
    • Ventricular septal defect
  • Pacemaker placement

KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

  • Dr. Degner performs renal transplants in cats
  • Transplantation of kidneys in dogs is feasible, but the cost of medication and the ability to find a compatible donor very challenging.  The surgery done in dogs is easier than in cats as the vessels are larger.  Medication costs (cyclosporin) can be cost prohibitive in large dogs

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AVAILABLE

  • CT scan of joints, chest, abdomen, spine, brain
  • Arthrograms
  • Ultrasound of tendons
  • Radiography (x-ray)
  • Interpretation of radiographs

Note:  this is not a complete list of all surgical services available

Board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons

What does it mean?

  • Four years of advanced training in surgery beyond the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree

  • Experience in the development of new surgical treatments

  • Rigorous examination by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons to ensure competency in advanced surgical techniques

  • Certifies that a veterinarian is a surgical specialist

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