The Best Quality Veterinary Surgery

Quality Veterinary Surgery at Paumanok Veterinary Hospital

Paumanok Veterinary Hospital knows that there are times when your pet may need surgery. We do most of our own surgeries; however, there are times when we call in a specialist. Some of the surgeries we do include:

  • Spay and neuter
  • Laceration and wound repair
  • Cat declaw
  • Trauma
  • Foreign body removal
  • Soft tissue procedures
  • Orthopedic procedures
  • Tumor removal
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Toe and limb amputation
  • Abscess and hematoma surgery

Outstanding Preoperative & Postoperative Surgical Care for Pets

Your pet will have an IV catheter placed so that fluids can be given during the procedure. We use balanced anesthesia—the intelligent combination of tranquilization, analgesia (pain control), induction (usually by IV injection), maintenance anesthesia (usually by isoflurane gas), and patient monitoring (pulse oximeter, ECG, blood pressure monitor). Our licensed veterinary technicians are with your pet all the way. While under anesthesia, your pet is kept warm with a heated water blanket and, using the most current technology, your pet’s vital signs are monitored continually.

A veterinarian examines every pet before any procedure, except true emergencies. At this time, the surgery is explained and we will discuss why the surgery to be performed is important, risks, consequences of not doing surgery, and the cost. Depending on our conversation with you, we may or may not recommend certain pre-anesthetic tests. Ultimately, it is your decision whether to do surgery and to what extent you might want to investigate hidden potential problems before doing any procedure involving anesthesia. We explain the pros and cons of any decision and help you make the right choice for your situation. We can provide ultimate state-of-the-art care or scale down certain procedures in order to stay on budget. Routine surgeries are almost never postponed.

Controlling Pain Before, During, and After Surgery

When your pet needs surgery, the veterinarians at Paumanok make sure that he or she is comfortable with medication administered before, during, and after the procedure by intravenous (IV) means. Pain relief during any surgical procedure has a profound impact on how pets feel during recovery. It also significantly affects their attitude and activity once they return home.

After your pet goes home, we will call you to check on his or her progress and to make sure everything is going well. If there are problems or questions, no matter how small, you can be sure that everyone at Paumanok takes the extra steps necessary to make sure that your pet does well.

“Thank you, Paumanok Veterinary Hospital! On February 10, in the middle of a snow storm, my wife and I rushed our 5˝-year-old boxer to Paumanok for an emergency visit because of repeated seizures. A few months earlier, he had a couple of seizures and was placed on anti-seizure medicine. He had been doing fine until this latest episode. Dr. Dave took extra time to thoroughly explain our options as well as the potential side effects of the medicine prescribed, which needed to be bumped up slightly. My wife and I have done much research on this and while many vets have slightly different theories and preferences for treating and controlling seizures, Drs. Dave and Dee Hensen have always gone out of their way to not only do the best by our pets but to thoroughly explain the proper maintenance, treatment, and care. They follow up with phone calls, as well as their staff, and it is for these reasons that we’ve trusted the health and well-being of our pets to Paumanok for the last 15 years. I’m happy to say that our dog has been doing much, much better since his medicine was altered. The vets at Paumanok go above and beyond, not only for pets but for the community as well, as they’re active members in Patchogue Rotary Club, and their selfless, tireless hours put into our local community are not lost on this client. We cannot thank you enough.”

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