Soft Tissue Surgery

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  • May 16, 2011
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We perform many types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These surgeries can provide many benefits to cats.

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on cats is the repair or cleaning of cat fight wounds. Second most common is the removal of skin masses or cysts. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your cat if the mass is cancerous.

Coastal Cat Clinic does perform several surgeries that may be considered referral surgeries. These surgeries include thyroidectomy (treatment for hyperthyroid), penile urethrostomy (life sparing procedure for repeated urinary “blocked” cats that have not responded to established medical treatments) and ventral bulla osteotomy ( removal of nasopharyngeal polyps or ear polyps) All surgeries require consultations with the doctor to ensure the best medical decision is made for your cat.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your cat