The AMCR can offer a wide range of investigations and treatments for orthopaedic conditions in canine and feline patients.
Diagnostic and treatment options for neurosurgery cases at the AMCR include the following:
Much abdominal and thoracic surgery is performed at the request of a physician following a medical investigation. Some procedures are suitable for small incision minimally invasive techniques, some may require more extensive approaches. Most of the surgeons may be involved depending upon the particular organ system and technique.
David Crossley and Tammy Gillian are responsible for most of the surgical interventions in these areas.
The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are more rapid wound healing, therefore quicker recovery, lower risk of wound complications and less discomfort. The technique involves the positioning of a telescope and surgical instruments through small holes in the body wall to perform internal surgical procedures. These may include collection of tissue biopsies, lung lobe removal, ovariohysterectomy, laser surgery and many joint surgeries.
Some techniques may be guided by other forms of imaging such as ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, CT in the treatment of some vascular conditions such as intrahepatic shunts, foreign body removal, stricture dilation, stent placement and tissue biopsies.
Under specialist David Crossley there is a dedicated dental surgery suite allowing any dental procedures. This may include conditions involving adjacent bony and soft tissues. He also leads maxillofacial reconstruction for trauma and neoplasia and surgery of the nasal cavity and oropharynx.
There are dedicated ophthalmic examination rooms and operating theatres. Surgical procedures can be performed in all species, though some large animal investigations and treatments may be carried out at other sites.