Laparoscopic neutering, also known as a laparoscopic spay or neuter, or key hole neutering, offers an alternative to the traditional method by being less invasive and promoting faster recovery.
In a laparoscopic spay, the ovaries of a female dog are removed using a camera and vessel sealing device through a small incision (ovariectomy). In contrast, a traditional spay involves a longer incision along the midline of the abdomen, where the uterus and ovaries are stitched and extracted through a larger opening. This procedure is technically referred to as an ovariohysterectomy.
A laparoscopic spay offers several benefits over the traditional method, including reduced pain and quicker healing.
To sum it up, laparoscopic neutering represents a safer, less painful, and more contemporary approach.
Laparoscopic surgery tends to be more costly than traditional neutering due to the involvement of a specialised surgeon and specific equipment. The acquisition and maintenance of laparoscopic surgery equipment are also expensive, and performing such procedures requires additional training, experience, and a higher level of surgical expertise. The exact cost difference depends on the size of the dog, but many owners find the procedure to be worthwhile.
If you are considering laparoscopic neutering for your pet, or require further information, please speak to a member of staff.