The entire veterinary team at Oak Brook Pet Hospital understands the decision to allow your beloved companion to undergo surgery is never easy. For your pet's safety and your peace of mind, Dr. Marwaha and our veterinary team follow the strictest surgical guidelines to keep your pet comfortable and help make the experience as stress-free as possible for both of you.
We regularly perform many types of surgeries, including (but not limited to):
Perhaps the most important pre-surgical step is to discuss why we believe a particular procedure is necessary and what it entails. Dr. Marwaha will provide you with all the information you need and answer any questions you may have, so you feel comfortable knowing you're making the best choice for your pet.
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a multi-parameter monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.
Prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a pre-surgical blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, age and weight, are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol for your pet. During surgery, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our state-of-the-art monitoring system which tracks ECG, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.
We all know pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity and can cause behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety and depression. Pain also worsens diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers and it interferes with the bond between you and your pet.
For all these reasons, the team at Oak Brook Pet Hospital take controlling your pet's pain very seriously. As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable and protect the bond you share, we administer a pain management regimen before, during and after surgery. It is our goal to treat pain before your pet even experiences discomfort.
For surgeries as well as for acute and chronic conditions, we use all our available and safe resources, including local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics for the complete comfort of your pet.
Following surgery, your pet is continuously monitored and kept warm and comfortable for by a dedicated veterinary technician for a safe recovery. As your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet after surgery. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns that arise after you and your pet return home.