Interventional radiology

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Interventional radiology

When we’re given the option between having a big, open surgery that’s bound to cause a lot of pain and take a long time to heal, and a keyhole procedure that considerably reduces the pain and recovery time… it’s a no-brainer. We choose the less invasive procedure. And now you can also make this choice for your pet.

Interventional radiology makes this possible in veterinary medicine. This type of radiology uses medical imaging equipment such as ultrasound, endoscopy and fluoroscopy (continuous X-ray) to make minimally invasive procedures achievable.

We are now able to treat some inoperable tumours, particularly of the liver, with specialised chemicals directed down the vessels that supply the cancer. This stops blood supply to the cancer and can deliver chemotherapy at the same time, which means your pet won’t have the typical side effects.

We can also place stents in the urinary tract or airways to open them up and re-establish flow. Interventional radiology makes it possible to have a shorter hospital stay, less pain than because you don’t have a big surgical wound, a faster healing time, and you can usually take your pet home on the same day.

At VSOS, we pride ourselves on being leaders in veterinary interventional radiology. We have invested in the latest equipment to diagnose internal injury and disease, and we can treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Cystoscopic-assisted laser ablation (CLA) of ectopic ureters for urinary incontinence
  • Laser-assisted turbinectomy (LATE) for treatment of brachycephalic patients
  • Urethral bulking for urinary incontinence using collagen
  • Ureteral stent placement for blocked ureters
  • Percutaneous cystolithotomy (PCCL), minimally invasive removal of bladder stones.
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World-class care

As a vet, of course you want to provide the best surgical care for your patients. But it’s not always possible for you to make the big investment in the latest technology for your small practice.

And interventional radiology is a considerable cost. What’s more, you need the specialist skills to utilise the machinery successfully.

That’s why you can rely on the VSOS team. We have the expertise and the latest interventional radiology equipment in our state-of-the-art hospital to give your patients the best specialist care they need.

VSOS is a trusted partner for vets all over Sydney because we genuinely partner with you in providing interventional radiology treatment to your patient.

We involve you in the care from the outset and work in partnership with you to deliver the right specialist care and recovery for your patients.

Patient stories

“Karina, and all of the vet nurses and vet specialists at VSOS, have such incredible empathy."
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