Foreign Body Surgery

A foreign body is when an animal ingests foreign material that they are not able to pass. Some materials or objects can get lodged in the intestines and they are not able to be passed. Surgery may be required to remove the object or material and at times part of the intestines may need to be resected. Hospitalization is typically required for several days following surgery until they are stable and eating and drinking on their own.

The items listed below are included in the cost of surgery:

  • Exam & Diagnostic workup
  • IV Catheter and fluids
  • Preoperative antibiotics, pain medications and anti-nausea meds
  • Anesthetic induction and during surgery
  • Intra operative antibiotics
  • Foreign body surgery not limited to intestinal removal and reconnecting
  • Anesthesia monitoring-before, during and after
  • Post-operative antibiotics and pain medications
  • Hospitalization, including medications for 1-3 days following surgery
  • Pain medications and antibiotics to go home
  • Follow-up appointment for recheck and suture removal

Cost: $2100-2700

The above price includes the initial workup & diagnostics. For a more case specific estimate or for referral cases where the workup has already been performed, please call the hospital.

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

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, we are now requiring all staff and clients to wear masks while in the building, regardless of vaccination status. The safety of both our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to Rolesville Veterinary Hospital. Thank you for your continued support.
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