The Laparoscopic Spey, also known as keyhole spey, is the future of veterinary medicine.
We recommend desexing pets for a number of health and behavioural reasons, and so are proud to be able to offer this service- ensuring our clients have options when it comes to treatments for their pet!
The Laparoscopic Spey is performed using laparoscopic equipment, which drastically reduces the size of the incision needed for a spey procedure. This results in much less post-operative pain, faster recovery and less wound complications.
Dr Jason Rapke has performed hundreds of laparoscopic spey procedures and is one of the most experienced Lap Spey surgeons in the state.
What are the benefits?
• Significantly less pain post-operatively
• Faster recovery from surgery
• Less post-operative wound complications, particularly in active dogs
• All the organs in the abdomen can be examined during the procedure
• Faster return to normal exercise and activity levels
Is it the same as traditional spey?
The Keyhole Spey involves removal of the ovaries (ovariectomy), and we also have an option of ovariohysterectomy which is removal of both the uterus and ovaries. Studies have shown NO increased risk of uterine infections (pyometra) or breast cancer (mammary tumours) in dogs that have had the ovaries removed, compared to those that have had the uterus and ovaries removed. Hence, many surgeons now believe there is no need to remove the uterus during a spey procedure.
What is the cost if keyhole spey?
The Keyhole Spey costs more than the traditional spey.
This is a small price to pay for the enormous benefits of this procedure, and to know that your pet will go home happier and in less pain from their spey procedure. Contact us for a quote.
Can cats have keyhole spey?
Yes! We now perform Laparoscopic Desexing on cats as well as dogs
Click here to download our Keyhole Spey brochure!