Abdominal Exploratory or Splenectomy

There are certain medical conditions that require an abdominal exploratory – to remove a mass, to take biopsy samples from different organs, as a diagnostic tool, or to correct and treat underlying diseases (this is not an all inclusive list). Typically, animals are hospitalized 1-3 days following an exploratory depending on the procedure performed and the aftercare needed.

The estimate below outlines the procedure:

  • Complimentary exam before surgery
  • Preoperative bloodwork panel
  • IV Catheter and fluids
  • Preoperative antibiotics, pain medications and anti-nausea meds
  • Anesthetic induction
  • Anesthetic during surgery
  • Antibiotics during and after surgery
  • Abdominal Exploratory
  • Anesthesia monitoring before, during and after surgery
  • Post operative pain medications
  • Hospitalization, including medications for 1-3 days following surgery
  • Pain medications and antibiotics to go home
  • Biopsy samples to be sent in for analysis
  • Follow up appointment for recheck and suture removal

Cost: $1600-2200

Individual patients needs vary during the type of surgery outlined above. There may be variances in medications and aftercare based on a patients weight and needs. Additional surgery may be needed. These charges can be discussed with you before they are incurred.