From Biovision’s Views Newsletter, Issue 1, Q1 2016
More than 70% of veterinary clients will choose laparoscopy for their animal if it is available and if they are given the choice–-even if the cost is higher.
That’s been the experience of Biovision customers who have successfully implemented laparoscopic and laparoscopic-assisted procedures into their practices.
With the doctor’s help, clients come to understand that laparoscopic surgeries offer the following advantages:
- Less painful — A groundbreaking study published in 2005 (J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 Sep 15;227(6):921-7) showed that dogs who underwent laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy (LAOHE) had lower pain scores than dogs who underwent traditional OHEs. Nine of 10 dogs in the OHE group required additional pain medication on the basis of pain scores, whereas none of the dogs in the LAOHE group did.
- Less stressful — In the same study, blood glucose concentrations were significantly increased from preoperative concentrations in both groups at 1 hour postoperatively; however, blood glucose concentrations remained elevated only in the OHE group, and remained elevated at 2, 4, and 6 hours postoperatively. Cortisol concentrations were significantly increased at 1 and 2 hours postoperatively only in the OHE group.
- Faster recovery — In most cases of routine laparoscopic-assisted procedures such as spay, cryptorchid neuter, gastropexy, and biopsy, the animal is able to return home the same day.
- Smaller incision with smaller resulting scar— In many cases, the incision for a laparoscopic-assisted procedure is as small across as a dime. Accordingly, preoperative shaving usually involves a much smaller area.
Now you can learn practical, profitable lap-assisted procedures in a full-day, hands-on CE course in beautiful Colorado! In partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Rigid Endoscopy (C.A.R.E.), Biovision is hosting this popular course on May 5, 2016 in Littleton, Colorado (a suburb approximately 10 miles southwest of Denver).
Come and experience laparoscopy’s short, comfortable learning curve for yourself on user-friendly equipment doing everyday procedures and learning from instructors who pioneered single-port techniques and have taught them across the country.
Early registration is $895; registration within two weeks of a class increases to $995. Space is extremely limited; register today!