Is your best friend a large dog? If so he or she may be prone to getting a Gastric Torsion, commonly known as bloat. A gastric torsion occurs when a dog’s stomach becomes twisted inside the abdomen, blocking the flow of food and blood to the stomach. Dogs with an untreated torsion will usually die within a few hours. Deep chested dogs are most prone to Gastric Torsions some of these breeds include Rottweilers, Great Danes, German Shepherds, Weimaraners, Standard Poodles and Labrador Retreivers. You can usually prevent gastric torsion in your dog with a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedure called Gastropexy. This procedure allows a veterinarian to tack the outer lining of the stomach to the abdominal wall. When healed this strong bond helps prevents the stomach from twisting.
At Yorba Regional Animal Hospital we have the ability to perform this surgery using state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques for your dog that reduce the incision site to approximately 2 inches.
A Laparoscopic Gastropexy can cost upwards of $1,500. We are offering to perform this life saving procedure on your dog for $750. Please mention your interest in gastropexy to the receptionist when making an examination appointment. Your pet’s veterinarian will go over all details of the surgery and answer any questions you may have.
A Laparoscopic Gastropexy at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital includes the following: