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Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital - Byron Center

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We know it can feel overwhelming to learn that your pet needs surgery. At AESH, we provide comprehensive veterinary emergency and referral surgical care. Our elective referral surgeries are performed by board-certified veterinary surgeons or individuals who have completed their residency training. These surgeries include, but are not limited to: 

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery encompasses a wide range of joint and bone surgery

Orthopedic procedures: 

  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) or lateral fabellar suture for cranial cruciate ligament rupture

  • Bone fractures

  • Bone tumors (amputations)

  • Arthrodesis

  • Amputation (Limb, tail, digits)

  • Patellar luxation repair

  • Femoral head ostectomy (FHO)

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Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery includes a variety of surgical treatments that do not involve the bone or joints.

Soft Tissue Procedures:  

  • Abdominal exploratory surgery 

  • Thoracic (chest) surgery 

  • Tumor/mass removal 

  • Hepatobiliary surgery (e.g. liver shunt, cholecystectomy [gall bladder removal], removal of liver tumors) 

  • Urogenital surgery (e.g. cystotomy, perineal urethrostomy, ovariohysterectomy, cryptorchid neuter) 

  • Gastrointestinal surgery (e.g. intestinal biopsy, resection/anastomosis, splenectomy) 

  • Respiratory (brachycephalic syndrome, laryngeal paralysis) 

We will start by scheduling a referral appointment to evaluate your pet’s condition, including suitability for anesthesia. This time will be used to discuss surgical options and what to expect for the post-operative recovery.

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Emergency Surgery

Experienced emergency veterinarians are on staff 24/7 to perform emergency surgeries, seen through the emergency service.

Emergency Procedures: 

  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) or “Bloat” 

  • Ingested object removal (i.e. foreign body removal) 

  • Exploratory abdominal surgery 

  • Splenectomy (e.g. splenic tumor removal) 

  • C-section 

  • Pyometra (ovariohysterectomy)

  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)

  • Amputation (tail, limb, toe)

  • Lacerations & wounds (e.g. bite wound, impalement, abscess)

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