Chest & Abdominal Surgery

Chest & Abdominal Surgery at PetCare Veterinary Hospital


Many chest and abdominal procedures involve diseases affecting major organs such as lung, intestine, and spleen, just to name a few. Since major organs are involved, many of these patients are very sick and require extensive, around-the-clock care and monitoring. Another common reason for chest and abdominal surgery is for foreign body exploration.

Commonly Performed Thoracic Procedures

  • Lung lobectomy (removal of the lung)
  • Subtotal pericardectomy (removal of a portion of the sac surrounding the heart)
  • Foreign body or wound exploration
  • Thoracic duct ligation
  • Thoracic wall tumor removal

Commonly Performed Abdominal Procedures

  • Intestinal surgeries (gastropexy, intestinal foreign body removal, and tumor removal)
  • Splenectomy (removal of the spleen)
  • Liver biopsy and lobectomy
  • Gall bladder and pancreatic surgery (biliary bypass procedures, gall stone removal, and gall bladder removal)
  • Urinary tract procedures (kidney removal, bladder stone removal, and urinary tumor removal)
  • Adrenalectomy (adrenal gland removal)
  • Ovariohysterectomy (spay)
  • And many more!

Specialized Thoracic and Abdominal Surgeries

  • Patent ductus arteriosis (PDA) ligation
  • Removal of tumors from the heart (right auricular tumors)
  • Ectopic ureter reconstructive procedures
  • Hydraulic urethral cuff for urinary incontinence
  • Renal transplantation
  • Ureterotomy and ureteral reconstructive procedures
  • Liver shunt surgeries
  • And many more!

If you have questions about thoracic or abdominal surgery for your pet, you can schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons at PetCare by calling (707) 579-3900.