Surgical Procedures Performed at NorthStar VETS



Here is an overview of the types of procedures our specially trained veterinary surgeons perform:

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Angular Limb Deformity
  • Arthroscopy
  • Biceps Tenosynovitis and Shoulder Instability Complex
  • Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Femoral Head and Neck Excision (FHO)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Fracture Repair
  • Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process (FMCP)
  • Joint Arthrodesis
  • Joint Luxation Repair
  • Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis (JPS)
  • Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPPO)
  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)
  • Patella Luxations
  • Stem Cell Therapy/Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Tendon & Ligament Injuries
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • Total Hip Replacement, cementless or cemented (THR)
  • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)

This is where canine cruciate ligament tears happen and how the board-certified Surgeons at NorthStar VETS repair them with the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure. Animation courtesy of DePuy Synthes Vet, a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. All rights reserved.

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Genitourinary Tract Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Portosystemic Shunt Surgery
  • Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy
  • Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-BO)
  • Upper Airway Surgery
  • Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

  • Heart Base Mass Resection
  • Lung Lobectomy
  • Mediastinal Mass Resection
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pericardectomy
  • Persistent Right Aortic Arch (PRAA)
  • Thoracic Duct Ligation

Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery

  • Limb Amputation
  • Limb Sparing Surgery
  • Mandibulectomy and Maxillectomy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tumor Excision/Debulking Procedures
  • Vascular Access Port (VAP) Placement for chemotherapy

Neurologic Surgery

  • Atlantoaxial Luxation
  • Brain Tumor Resection
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Tap (CSF)
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Lumbosacral Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Vertebral Fractures/Luxations

Urinary Tract Surgery

  • Bladder stone removal
  • Kidney removal
  • Kidney stone removal
  • Ureteral stone removal
  • Procedures to relieve other bladder, kidney or urethral obstructions
  • Repair of congenital abnormalities, such as ectopic ureters
  • Perineal urethrostomy
  • Scrotal urethrostomy
  • Bladder tumor removal