Soft Tissue Surgery

We are a leading centre for Soft Tissue Surgery

James Grierson is Head of Surgery with the Soft Tissue Surgery being run by Matteo CantatoreAlison Moores and Matt Eayrs.

Each are Specialists in Small Animal Surgery with international reputations, being well known in the specialist surgery community, both in the UK and abroad. They are happy to accept referrals across the whole range of soft tissue procedures, including:

  • Thoracic surgery for lung lobectomy, pneumothorax, thymoma, PDA, vascular ring anomalies, chylothorax, pyothorax
  • ENT surgery (including laryngeal tie-back, brachycephalic airway syndrome, laser turbinectomy, total ear canal ablation, ventral bulla osteotomy for middle ear disease
  • Gastrointestinal surgery for foreign body removal, tumour resection or management of intussusception, gastropexy (including laparoscopically-assisted gastropexy)
  • Splenectomy including emergency surgery and blood transfusion
  • Hepatobiliary surgery including open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder mucocoele), neoplasia, biliary diversion or stenting
  • Portosystemic shunt surgery both extrahepatic shunts with cellophane banding or ameroid constrictors as well as intra hepatic shunt coiling via minimal invasive interventional techniques
  • Oncologic surgery, staging and wound reconstruction, including skin grafts and flaps
  • Traumatic wound management and reconstruction, including skin grafts, flaps and vacuum assisted closure
  • Urinary incontinence investigation and treatment: congenital ectopic ureter surgery, including minimally invasive laser surgery, management of Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence with placement of an artificial urethral sphincter, colposuspension, or endoscopic collagen injections
  • Ureteric surgery including placement of ureteric bypass catheters in cats with ureterolithiasis
  • Urethral surgery including endoscopic or surgical removal of uroliths, permanent scrotal urethrostomy (male dogs) and perineal urethrostomy (female cats)
  • Key-hole surgery (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy) including laparoscopic ovariectomy (neutering) and gastropexy for prevention of gastric torsion, laparoscopically assisted gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thoracoscopic biopsies and thoracoscopic pericardectomy.
  • Endocrine surgery including adrenalectomy, thyroidectomy, Parathyroidectomy and excision of Insulinoma

Many cases benefit from a multidisciplinary team approach. At Anderson Moores you can relax confident in the knowledge that all patients have access to Specialist Radiologists, Medics, Anaesthetists, and Oncologists as well as Specialist Surgeons 24 hours a day while they are with us.

While it is important to have a great surgeon, it is equally important to have a great anaesthesia team and ours is led by Specialist veterinary anaesthetists. State of the art anaesthetic techniques, drugs and equipment are used to make anaesthesia, recovery and post op care as safe as possible for our patients.

And it's not all about the vets. Soft Tissue Surgery patients can require intensive nursing and our nurses are amongst the best and there's lots of them. Our nursing team is one of the largest in the South of England. They are on site 24 hours/day and are all fully qualified and registered with the RCVS. Many have advanced qualifications in veterinary nursing.

We also have an in-house physiotherapy team to help the nurses get those patients who are very sick, back on their feet as soon as possible.

We are able to offer a discounted fixed price fee for key-hole neutering of bitches. Check out the laparoscopy link on the left.

All of our Soft Tissue surgeons are very experienced at managing the airway difficulties that many brachycephalic breeds suffer from (English and French bulldogs, Pugs and Boston Terriers). We regularly perform surgery on the nose, soft palate and tonsils and we can also perform laser turbinectomy to remove abnormal turbinates and improve airflow in the nose for those patients that need this additional procedure. Please see our information sheet for more information on brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome.

Information sheets

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Key-Hole Surgery Including Neutering

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Laser Surgery

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