Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery encompasses the majority of surgical procedures that are not in the sphere of orthopedic surgery.
Our vet offers 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.
If your pet requires a surgery that our veterinary clinic does not offer, we will be sure to refer you to a veterinary surgeon in the Bakersfield area.
Soft Tissue Procedures At Stine Veterinary Hospital
Our experienced, compassionate veterinarian works hard to ensure that your pet's surgical procedure is comfortable and stress-free for your pet, and for you.
We will take the time to 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
If your pet requires soft tissue surgery to address a health condition you are bound to have questions.
Below are a few of the most common questions that pet parents ask us about soft tissue surgery at our Bakersfield veterinary clinic.
- 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) or 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 pet 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 four 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?
Most of our patients recover quickly from their anesthesia and surgery, your pet should be able to go home on the same day that the surgery is performed.
New Patients Welcome
Stine Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vet is passionate about improving the health of Bakersfield companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.