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LAPROSCOPIC  Pet Surgery
                Minimally Invasive Surgery 
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 LAPROSCOPIC Pet Surgery

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Laparoscopic Pet Surgery:  Location Contacts, Advantages, Procedures, Images of Lap surgery, 

Location + Contacts:
Rodger Veterinary Services  
(403) 861-0778  ( info on procedure)  rodger@creatingsanctuary.com 

or AT : Eastern Slopes Veterinary Services, Black Diamond, AB
101A , 3St. NE ( Entrance to Rona Rd.)   (403) 933-3532 (book surgery)

                      ADVANTAGES: Reduced tissue trama * Less risk of infection + complications * Rapid recovery time * Decreased pain *

Typical Minimally Invasive Procedures:

• Spay + Retained Testicles

• Gastropexy - Stomach torsion prevention

• Otoscopy - Ears

• Cystoscopy - Bladder

• Rhinoscopy - Nose

• Vaginoscopy - Reproductive

• Biopsies

• General Exploratory

• Foreign Body Removal

Dr Bruce in Laparoscopic surgery
  • Black Diamond surgery suite
    Eastern Slopes Vet. Black Diamond
  • Lap equipment, tower and screen
    Laparoscopic equipment
  • stomach , Liver abdomenal entry
    Spleen examination
  • rectal polyp , ready for removal
    rectal polyp
  • retained teste cord in canal
    retained teste cord in canal
  • grasp left ovary of dog
    grasp left ovary
  • right ovary of dog, suspended
    rt ovary suspended
  • spleen examination accurate
    stomach + liver at abdominal entry
Black Diamond surgery suite
Eastern Slopes Vet. Black Diamond

If your pet needs advanced diagnostics, surgery or treatment,ask us if a less invasive approach can help. The doors are open to a better standard of care for your pet.

When you choose to spay your dog with the Laparoscopy method, you will benefit from the most advanced surgical procedures. The surgery is performed through small incisions and the organs are viewed via a state-of-the-art camera system. 



Dr. Bruce Rodger Bsc DVM graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. After practicing in Prince George, BC for 8 years he moved with his wife, Pamela and children Keri and Simon to Bragg Creek where they built the Bragg Creek Animal Hospital and attached art gallery. After 20 years, they sold the  practice and Dr. Rodger then worked for several clinics in Calgary and the surrounding area.

I am always interested in finding new and better ways to accomplish many procedures on my pet patients and Laparoscopy (use of small incisions and cameras in the abdomen) intrigued me. I was fortunate to be introduced to this modern, less invasive, and less painful way to do many abdominal surgical procedures at a course at Ohio State Veterinary College in 2008 followed by further hands on training in Denver. Single port (one hole) laparoscopic surgery is easy for general veterinary surgeons to learn as the manipulations are much easier than multiple port surgeries in the hands of specialists.

It is a surgical procedure that uses advanced equipment and techniques, that allows the veterinarian the following advantages.

  1. Get a much better look at the inside of patient and easier to see to work.
  2. Perform a safer + more precise surgery with the specialized scopes + video systems.

3. Heart rate monitors show that the animal is in less stress and pain. A study published in JAVMA* showed up to 65% less pain when using minimally invasive techniques for spays. * JAVMA Sept 2006. Doctors Devitt, Hailey, Cox. BVT93000-00005-C

4. Smaller incision means a faster recovery with less pain and lowers risk of infection.


The laparoscopic technique eliminates tearing of ligaments, potential tearing of the body wall, and possible hemorrhage by the main arteries that supply the ovaries, providing a much safer surgery for your pet. The increased safety and decreased pain associated with this technique makes if the gentler and more humane way to perform spays. It also allows for a visible inspection of other internal organs during surgery.

The laparoscopic technique eliminates tearing of ligaments, potential tearing of the body wall, and possible haemorrhage by the main arteries that supply the ovaries, providing a much safer surgery for your pet. The increased safety and decreased pain associated with this technique makes if the gentler and more humane way to perform spays. It also allows for a visible inspection of other internal organs during surgery.


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