We are able to provide some of the most advanced surgical techniques and technology as well as the more routine spay (ovariohisterectomy) and neuter (castration) surgeries for our patients. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. It is highly recommended that each surgery patient have pre-surgical lab tests done as an aid to reduce surgical and anesthetic risk.
Some procedures may require these preliminary tests as well as radiographs before surgery can be performed.
Dr. Langerhans, as a surgeon, has expertise in many advanced orthopedic and soft tissue procedures as well as routine surgical procedures. He is also available for surgical consultation.
Our experienced veterinary and technical staff are there to assist in surgery and to monitor anesthesia as well as all vital parameters. To ensure the safest, most efficient, state-of-the-art procedures for your pet I-20 Animal Hospital utilizes heated surgery tables for greater comfort and reduction of body heat loss, advanced sterilization techniques, gas anesthesia with a gas scavenging system for expelled gas, and the latest surgical monitors.
The parameters monitored during and sometime after surgery include: ECG, blood pressure, respiration, temperature and oxygen and carbon dioxide saturation. Oxygen is piped in for anesthesia and a computer is available for digital radiographs if needed as an aid for a surgical procedure. Patients are intensely monitored during post-surgical recovery.