Less pain.

The laparoscopic modality uses small incisions (roughly the diameter of a dime) and electrocautery, mimimizing intraoperative tissue trauma and postoperative pain.

Faster recovery.

Hundreds of Biovision customers report that animals recover from laparoscopic procedures much more quickly and easily than from conventional procedures. In many cases, the animals can go home the day of surgery.

Minimally invasive.

Procedures ranging from spays and cryptorchids to gastropexies, liver biopsies, and abdominal exploratories can be performed through a single port.


In this video Dr. Warren Briggs of Ocean County Veterinary Hospital shows what the inside of a dog looks like after a traditional spay compared to a laparoscopic ovariectomy. The differences are profound, as are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for pets.

Clinical Research

“Comparison of single port access versus multiple port access systems in elective laparoscopy: 98 dogs (2005-2014),” by Esteban Gonzalez-Gasch and Eric Monnet (Veterinary Surgery, 44: 895–899. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12373)

“Duration, complications, stress, and pain of open ovariohysterectomy versus a simple method of laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy in dogs,” by Chad M. Devitt, DVM, MS, DACVS; Ray E. Cox, DVM; and Jim J. Hailey, DVM (J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 Sep 15;227(6):921-7)