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New Procedure Revolutionizes IVDD Treatment in Dogs



New Procedure Revolutionizes Treatment and Prevention of IVDD in Dogs

(Robbinsville, NJ, February 5, 2019) Percutaneous Laser Disc Ablation (PLDA) is a procedure for preventing thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation in dogs. This procedure is ideal for chondrodystrophic (dwarf) breeds like Dachshunds, Beagles, Bassett Hounds, French Bulldogs, and other small breeds predisposed to disc herniations. More information about PLDA can be found at http://www.northstarvets.com/laser-disc-ablation.

Currently, only four hospitals in the United States offer this procedure. Dr. Gaemia Tracy of NorthStar VETS is the only doctor on the east coast trained to perform PLDA. "This new procedure allows us to improve quality of life for these dogs while avoiding a major invasive surgical procedure and represents a huge leap forward in the advancement of veterinary medicine," said Dr. Tracy, "It's better medicine and better outcomes for our pets."

Eligibility
Dogs eligible for this procedure must be an at-risk breed, and pain-free for the last two weeks. The procedure can be done prophylactically, meaning that a prior diagnosis of back pain is not necessary.

How it Works
Small spinal needles are inserted into the dog's disc space, where a fiber-optic laser as thin as a hair is inserted through the needle down into the nucleus of the disc. Energy through the laser liquifies the nucleus of the disc, reducing the chances of a future herniation. The procedure takes about an hour, and when it's done, there are no cuts or stitches in the dog's vertebrae, muscle or skin. That means that this minimally-invasive procedure significantly cuts down on recovery time. In fact, most dogs go home the next day for two weeks of rest and leash walks.

Next Steps
Talk to your family veterinarian to find out if this procedure is right for your pet, then call NorthStar VETS at 609.259.8300 to schedule an appointment.

About NorthStar VETS
With locations in Robbinsville and Maple Shade, NJ, NorthStar VETS is the region's leader in providing advanced veterinary services by board-certified, residency trained, or highly experienced veterinarians 24/7. As an American Animal Hospital-Accredited (AAHA) Referral Practice, NorthStar VETS continues to set the standard in medical excellence for dogs, cats, birds, exotics, and other family pets. www.northstarvets.com.

Contact: Phillip Barnes, Marketing Director, NorthStar VETS 609.223.1513