Surgery

The vast majority of surgical procedures are done in the office by Dr. Lefay or in collaboration with the best specialists. These include sterilization, dermatological, dental, ophthalmic, orthopedic or oncological surgeries.

Dr. Lefay accords high priority to the comfort of the animal and favors minimal intervention.

Indeed, oriented from his first years of practice to a more “responsible” medicine, Dr. Franck Lefay avoids as much as possible an “arms race” yet so often practiced in the veterinary world. Not wishing to reduce its role to an essentially technical dimension with prescription of expensive and often not very useful examinations (scanners, complex blood tests, etc.), it will give over the years, an increasingly important place in the clinical sense and in human contact, while calling on highly competent specialists depending on the situation.

Frequently asked questions

We try to answer below your most frequently asked questions about the surgical procedures of your pet.

My dog must undergo anesthesia, what are the dangers?

In anesthesiology as in any surgery act, zero risk does not exist. However, tremendous progress has been made in recent years and anesthesia is now very safe. We use in the office new molecules for the premedication which makes it possible to divide by 2 or even 3 the dose of anesthetic products without harming the comfort of the animal. We strive to minimize the pain of the animal by including morphine derivatives during each anesthesia.

My dog is heart failure and kidney failure, can he be anesthetized?

Each case is different and a medical examination is necessary to answer precisely your question, but in the vast majority of cases, your dog can be operated with a very high security. We will adapt our protocol to your dog. We strongly recommend that you perform a pre-anesthetic blood test to take no unnecessary risk.

Do you perform all the surgical operations?

We operate every day and perform most common surgeries. For very specific operations, I bring a specialist to my office and we work together, or I recommend you to consult him.

Practically how is surgery performed?

You must bring your pet on an empty stomach in the morning at 9:00am. We perform a blood test – if you have given us your consent – then we premeditate your pet before anesthetizing him. We shave and disinfect your pet while Dr. Franck Lefay gets ready (washing hands, etc.). Sterile gloves, a sterile field and equally sterile instruments are SYSTEMATICALLY used regardless of the importance of surgery.

For any additional question, do not hesitate to contact us. We know that any surgery on your pet is worrisome for you and we will provide you with the necessary information to reassure you.