The veterinarians of Healing Springs Animal Hospital now use electrosurgery tools to improve certain surgeries. When a pet starts bleeding during surgery, the traditional approach for vets is to find and suture the bleeding vessels as quickly as possible. Healing Springs uses equipment that replaces the old-fashioned sutures in these situations. We use a tool that emits radio frequency electrosurgical energy to seal vascular structures. While the tool itself does not get hot, the high-current energy causes the tissues in the target area to excite and fuse, instantly forming a natural, permanent seal. Our electrosurgery tool can seal vessels in two to four seconds, and the seals hold better than sutured vessels. More than 300 scientific studies on bipolar electrosurgery show that this approach:
This is now a normal part of certain surgical procedures at Healing Springs and costs nothing extra. This includes lap spays, tumor removals, oral surgery, and amputations. Electrosurgery is a mark of quality in veterinary care and is one of the many surgery and general care enhancements going on every day at Healing Springs Animal Hospital in Galax, VA.
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A safer and less expensive way to remove growths such as warts, cysts, benign tumors, etc. - especially in sensitive areas. Some surgeries that others refer to specialty hospitals can now be performed as outpatient procedures at Healing Springs.
Many pet owners must travel to a referral center for this, but abdominal ultrasound is available at Healing Springs Animal Hospital in Galax, by appointment. This non-invasive imaging can reliably detect abnormalities of the stomach, kidneys, spleen, adrenal glands, etc. Even though our doctor performing these ultrasounds is highly experienced, our rates prove much more affordable than most alternatives, making a fast and accurate diagnosis more readily available for our clients.
Luis Gonzalez, DVM, MS, who has served as faculty and surgery resident at Virginia Tech, is available at Healing Springs Animal Hospital by appointment. With a post-doctoral Master’s in Surgery and multiple internships, Dr. Gonzalez brings to Healing Springs a surgery skill level on par with what you would get when we refer you to specialty hospitals and referral centers. Have your pet’s complex surgeries performed at Healing Springs to receive a referral-center skill level with the convenience and cost savings of local follow-up care. When it counts, trust Healing Springs.