Swan Veterinary Hospital

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Soft Tissue

Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our clinic’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform the vast majority of soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may require. Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as
desexing, exploratory laparotomies, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups,
removal of intestinal foreign bodies - the list is endless!
 
A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a biopsy prior to removal to help determine whether they are cancerous or not. Once the lump(s) have been removed,
we recommend sending them to our external laboratory for analysis. 
The results of this analysis allow
us to plan the surgery accordingly to give your pet the best possible outcome. 


Although most lumps are benign (not harmful), a minority are more serious (malignant). In the case of malignant (cancerous) tumours, early removal, and an accurate diagnosis is extremely important to maximise the chances of a good outcome.

If you find a lump or bump on your pet please visit our clinic at your earliest convenience to discuss any surgery your pet may require.

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