Our veterinary team performs a number of different surgical procedures, including soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, spays & neuters, dental surgeries and more to pets in Astoria and across Queens.
We offer a variety of surgical procedures for dogs and cats using stringent safety protocols at our veterinary clinic in Astoria.
During each surgery, a dedicated nurse will administer anesthesia and continuously monitor your pet using electronic patient monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your vet will also provide thorough instructions for at-home care.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always keep you completely informed about why we are recommending a given surgical procedure as well as any required pre-or post-operative care your will need to provide your pet with while they are at home. Rest assured that we follow the most stringent safety protocols when undertaking surgical procedures at our clinic.
At Steinway Court Veterinarian, we perform medical and emergency surgeries to help treat disease and conditions in pets or to repair injuries sustained through trauma.
Our vets routinely perform the following elective and non-elective surgeries at our Astoria clinic:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
For pets suffering from ear, nose, and throat disorders, we offer soft tissue surgical procedures.
These procedures are also available for hepatic, urogenital, oncological, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, and skin disorders.
- Spaying & Neutering
When spaying or neutering a dog or cat, we surgically sterilize them in order to prevent disease and provide them with an extended life expectancy.
- Mass Removal
Cats and dogs will often develop masses associated with their skin. Masses can sometimes grow inside your companion's body cavity and can be serious, or ever life-threatening.
Mass removal surgery is a fairly common procedure for both cats and dogs.
- Foreign Body
Sometimes, foreign objects are ingested or can get stuck inside a cat's or dog's body.
Whether your pet has eaten an object they shouldn't have or an accident has left them injured, we can perform foreign body surgery to remove it.
In some cases, specialized skills or equipment are needed to perform pet surgery. If that is the case for your animal, your vet will refer you to a cat or dog surgeon near Astoria and work closely with your veterinary surgeon to ensure that your dog or cat receives the very best care.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic surgeries correct diseases, disorders and injuries affecting your pet's bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and other skeletal structures throughout their body. If your cat or dog has suffered an injury or is experiencing a condition which requires advanced care beyond our ability, we are happy to refer your pet to a vet surgeon in the Astoria area.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgeries for dogs and cats. These surgeries can range from tooth extractions to gum disease treatment and jaw fracture repairs.
The Surgery Process
We know that the prospect of bringing your pet in for surgery can be an intimidating one. But be assured that we will only recommend surgery when it is in the best interests of your four-legged friend.
We will ensure that you fully understand why we are recommending surgery, and that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Astoria, and work closely with your vet surgeon to ensure that your pet receives the best possible care.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. We will confirm the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical examination of the patient, and make sure blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to determine if your pet faces any risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgical procedures are performed in our dedicated surgical suite. This room is keps entirely sterile in order to prevent cross-contamination or infection.
Surgical attire. Our staff wear disposable caps and masks at all times when they are in the surgical suite. Those involved in the procedure itself will also wear sterile gowns and single-use gloves.
Sterile packs and equipment. We carefully clean, sterilize and wrap our surgical instruments and equipment prior to every surgery.