Soft tissue surgery

Our highly experienced surgical team will take referrals in all aspects of soft tissue surgery. Soft tissue surgery in dogs and cats involves the investigation and treatment of conditions affecting the skin, head, neck, chest and abdomen (everything apart from the bones, joints, brain and spinal cord).
We strive to deliver the highest standards of care and compassion to our patients.

The Bridge Referral soft tissue team investigates and treats an extensive range of surgical conditions, these include:

Head surgery:

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)
Total ear canal ablation (TECA) and ventral bulla osteotomy (VBO) for ear disease
Salivary mucocoele
Laryngeal paralysis

Thoracic surgery:

Lung lobectomy
Pericardiectomy (open and keyhole)
Vascular ring anomalies

Abdominal surgery:

Foreign body removal
Gallbladder mucocoele (cholecystectomy)
Extra hepatic portosystemic shunt surgery
Septic peritonitis management
Liver lobectomy

Urogenital and colorectal surgery:

Ectopic ureter correction
Prostatic surgery,
Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence,
Subcutaneous ureteral bypass system (SUBS)
Perineal hernia

Skin and reconstructive surgery:

Wound management
Skin grafts
Skin flaps
Oncological resections

Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery:

Laparoscopic ovariectomy (spey) and laparoscopic retained testicle removal
Laparoscopic ovarian remnant removal
Liver, lung and pancreatic biopsy
Thoracoscopic subtotal pericardiectomy
Laparoscopic assisted gastropexy

We are more than happy to discuss a case with referring veterinary surgeons. If you are an owner who feels they would like to look into referring their pet, then please discuss the process with your referring veterinary surgeon.