Specialized Pet Surgeries

Explore specialized pet surgeries at Allison Lane Animal Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN. From anal sac removal to femoral head ostectomy, we provide various specialized surgical procedures.

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Comprehensive Specialized
Surgical Procedures

Allison Lane Animal Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN, goes beyond routine veterinary care, providing a spectrum of specialized surgical procedures tailored to address distinct health concerns in pets. Our commitment to comprehensive pet care encompasses various surgeries meticulously performed to ensure your beloved companions’ comfort and long-term health. Each procedure is thoughtfully considered, emphasizing precision to uphold the well-being and longevity of our furry patients. Trust in our dedicated veterinary team for expert surgical interventions that cater to your pets’ unique needs, reinforcing our commitment to their overall health and happiness.

Anal Sac (Anal Gland) Removal

Anal sac removal is a surgical solution designed to alleviate chronic issues associated with anal glands in dogs and cats. The procedure involves using the CO2 laser to entirely remove the sacs, preventing the recurrence of problems such as infections, sac ruptures, or frequent expressions.

Stenotic Nares Repair/Soft Palate Resection

Brachycephalic breeds often face challenges related to stenotic nares (undersized nostrils) and an elongated soft palate, causing breathing difficulties. Laser-assisted surgeries enlarge nostrils and shorten the soft palate, facilitating improved airflow and normal respiratory function.


Hyperthyroidism is a common ailment in cats, and surgical removal of the thyroid gland, or thyroidectomy, is a viable treatment option under specific conditions or when medication is not suitable.


Bladder stones can develop in dogs and cats due to a combination of urinary infections and dietary factors. Surgical removal of these stones is a standard procedure to alleviate pain and prevent life-threatening blockages in the urinary tract.

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)

Extreme hip pain resulting from conditions like arthritis, hip dysplasia, or luxation may lead to a Femoral Head Ostectomy. This surgery involves the removal of the femur head to eliminate joint-related pain, allowing the body to form a new joint.

Perineal Urethrostomy

Perineal urethrostomy is an extreme yet effective surgery for animals, especially cats, experiencing repeated urinary blockages. It involves the removal of the penis, eliminating the narrowed urethra, and reducing the chances of future blockages.


Ear hematomas, or pockets of blood, can develop after vessel trauma. Surgical intervention involves removing the blood and applying pressure using sutures and buttons to prevent reformation.


Severe non-responsive glaucoma or eye rupture may necessitate enucleation, the removal of the eye. Despite the gravity of the procedure, it leaves the animal pain-free, promoting adaptability and overall well-being.