Laparoscopic Ovariectomy


Laparoscopic Ovariectomy, also known as a laparoscopic spay, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to remove the ovaries in female dogs. This modern technique offers a less painful alternative to traditional spays, with the benefits of quicker recovery times and reduced risk of complications.

Why This Surgery?

Spaying your dog not only prevents unwanted pregnancies but also reduces the risk of ovarian and mammary cancers, as well as uterine infections. Laparoscopic ovariectomy specifically offers a less traumatic method for sterilization, making it a preferred choice for many pet owners and veterinarians.

Why Perform Surgery at Allied Veterinary Service?

  • Expertise: Our surgeons have extensive training in minimally invasive surgical techniques.
  • Advanced Pain Management: Patients receiving this procedure typically receive regional pain blocks to ensure the best possible experience for their pets.  
  • Tailored Care: Our dedicated veterinary team customizes post-operative care to each patient's needs and monitors it 24/7.
  • Allied has top-tier equipment - a 4K laparoscope with fluorescence capabilities. 

What Does the Surgery Involve?

The procedure involves making small incisions through which a camera (laparoscope) and specialized instruments are inserted. This allows the surgeon to view the ovaries on a monitor and carefully remove them with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues.

Benefits of Surgery:

  • Reduced Pain and Discomfort: The minimally invasive approach results in less post-operative pain and discomfort.
  • Quicker Recovery Time: Dogs typically recover faster, with many returning to normal activity within a few days.
  • Lower Risk of Complications: Reduced risk of infection and herniation compared to traditional spay methods.

Risks and Complications:

  • Anesthetic Risks: As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with anesthesia, though they are minimized with careful monitoring.
  • Bleeding: Rare but possible during the removal of the ovaries.
  • Infection rates are lower with laparoscopic procedures, but post-operative care is crucial to prevent complications.

Recovery and Aftercare:

  • Activity Restriction: Limit your dog’s activity and avoid strenuous exercise for about a week post-surgery to ensure proper healing.
  • Pain Management: Follow the prescribed pain management protocol to ensure your dog's comfort during recovery.
  • Wound Care: Keep the incision sites clean and dry. Monitor for signs of infection and follow up with your veterinarian for post-operative checks.

Cost Considerations:

The cost of a laparoscopic ovariectomy may be higher than a traditional spay due to the specialized equipment and training required. We provide detailed estimates that include all aspects of surgery, anesthesia, and aftercare.

Final Thoughts:

Opting for a laparoscopic ovariectomy for your dog is a decision that can lead to a safer procedure and a quicker recovery. Our team at Allied Veterinary Service is committed to using advanced surgical techniques to ensure the best outcomes for your pet.

Legal Disclaimer:

This pamphlet is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional veterinary advice. Consult your veterinarian to determine the best surgical approach for your dog.

Contact Us:

Allied Veterinary Service - Emergency and Referral
8301 93rd Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
(763) 463-9800
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