Your Local Vet Clinic and Animal Hospital
4213 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton AB

4213 Calgary Trail NW

Edmonton AB, T6J 5P4

(587) 557-2210

Your Local Vet Clinic and Animal Hospital

Tumor Mass Removal in Pets

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Our doctors routinely perform a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries! Our surgical suite equipped with surgical lighting, the safest anesthesia machines, surgical monitors, suction pumps, oxygen, and cautery. During each surgery, there is a dedicated technician who monitors your pet before, during, and after the surgery to pick up any concerning changes and make adjustments.

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Common soft tissue surgery and mass removals

Below is a list of common but not exhaustive routine surgeries performed at Gateway Vet Clinic in Edmonton. 

What is a Tumor?

A tumor is an unusual mass of tissue that develops when cells grow and separate more than they ought to or don’t die when they should. Tumors might be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Harmless tumors might become large but don’t spread into or attack nearby tissues or different body pieces.

Tumor Mass Removal Process

Removing a tumor depends on if it’s a skin tumor or mammary tumor. A skin tumor begins with the vet making an entry point through the skin, reaching out around the mass. Some skin is taken out with the mass, guaranteeing that any microscopic cancer cells encompassing the mass have been eliminated. 

When the mass has been eliminated, the wound is shut with stitches. Mammary tumors are like skin tumors, but the removal process is much more complicated. The medical procedure used to eliminate a mammary tumor relies upon the size, area, and kind of tumor. It typically begins with the vet making a wide cut, eliminating the mass alongside some tissue. At times, vets will take out the whole impacted area.

Tumor Removal FAQ

You should ensure your pet rests 10 to 14 days after the medical procedure. Also, monitor the cut for disease indications, like agony, redness, or release. The vet will also outline the recovery process and timetable for the best results.

Yes, a mass can be surgically removed and is the most common way to eliminate a mass in a pet. Extraction of masses alludes to the careful removal of sores, growths, or other tissue masses. Surgical vets can eliminate masses from most places in a pet’s body.

Like any imaging device, a CT scan can’t recognize a disease. However, it could be valuable in assisting with distinguishing a mass and deciding its area and size. It’s helpful to see if something is spreading throughout the body and what’s needed surgery-wise. A biopsy is what’s done to determine if a mass is cancerous.

You might have heard that a medical procedure for a tumor can make the growth spread. Understand that it’s sporadic for a medical procedure to make a tumor spread. Advancements in technology utilized during a medical procedure and more nitty-gritty imaging tests have helped make this chance extremely low.

Our profoundly prepared veterinarians will assist you with deciding the best and most reasonable course of treatment for your pet. Regardless of your spending plan, your pet will be safe and sound with Gateway Vet Centre’s talented and humane veterinary group.

Gary Vet

Gateway Veterinary Centre is a full-service canine and feline hospital in the heart of South Edmonton. Our newly-built veterinary clinic is easily accessible by Whitemud Drive, Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail. We are located next to LA Fitness and CIBC Bank.

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