Procedures Performed & Diseases Treated - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Procedures Performed & Diseases Treated - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Procedures Performed & Diseases Treated

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day

Airway

  • Brachycephalic airway disease (soft palate correction, everted laryngeal saccule resection and stenotic nares correction)
  • Laryngeal paralysis (vocal fold resection, laryngeal 'tie-back' and permanent tracheostomy)
  • Collapsing trachea (internal stents and external tracheal rings)
Fistulogram of a draining track wound. Notice the outline of a rectangular object by the white contrast material. A broken stick was removed at surgery

Fistulogram of a draining track wound. Notice the outline of a rectangular object by the white contrast material. A broken stick was removed at surgery

Head and Neck

  • Cleft palate
  • Salivary mucocele
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Mandibulectomies
  • Maxillectomies
  • Rhinotomies
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
  • Ventral Bulla Osteotomy (VBO)

Skin and Limbs - Oncologic

  • Skin and muscle biopsies
  • Skin and subcutaneous mass removals - such as mast cell tumors and lipomas
  • Mammary gland tumor removals
  • Amputations - digits, forelimb, hindlimb

Abdominal

  • Stomach and/or intestinal foreign body removal
  • Abdominal mass removal - such as liver lobectomy
  • Intestinal biopsies
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Splenectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Partial pancreatectomy
  • Cystotomy (for bladder stone or bladder mass removal)
  • Urethrotomy or Ureterotomy
  • Ectopic ureter repair
  • Gastropexy (suturing of stomach to abdominal wall to prevent life-threatening gastric-dilatation and volvulus)
  • Ovariectomy (removal of the ovaries to sterilize a female dog)
  • Ovariohysterectomy (removal of the ovaries and uterus to sterilize a female dog)
  • C-section
  • Castration and cryptorchidectomy (removal of an intra-abdominal testicle)
  • Pancreatic biopsies
  • Intestinal biopsies
  • Portosystemic shunt attenuation
  • Exploratory laparotomy (to evaluate the abdominal organs)
  • Septic peritonitis
  • Anal sacculectomy
  • Perineal hernia
  • Prostatic cyst/abscess

Thoracic

  • Exploratory thoracotomy (to evaluate the thoracic organs)
  • Lung lobectomies/biopsies
  • Thoracic wall resection
  • Pericardial window (for pericardial effusion or to obtain a pericardial biopsy)
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Thoracic duct ligation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation
  • Persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) ligation
  • Thymoma
  • Septic pleuritis
  • Chest tube placement

Wounds

  • Degloving wounds (automobile accidents)
  • Bite wounds
  • Burn wounds
  • VAC = Vacuum-Assisted Closure of wounds

We are also proud to be able to perform a number of surgeries in a minimally invasive manner using a laparoscope/thoracoscope.

For further information about our Internal Medicine procedures and treatments, please visit our Internal Medicine service.

For further information about our Oncology procedures and treatments, please visit our Oncology service.