Soft tissue surgery involves the non bony (non-orthopaedic) tissues of the body. Skin, connective tissues and the organs of the chest and abdomen are examples of these soft tissue structures. 

Surgery may involve the removal of a mass and the closure of the defect it creates. Lump removal, wound closure and desexing are examples of soft tissues surgery regularly performed at ACE Vet Hospital.

Soft tissue surgeries include:

Arytenoid lateralisation

Axial pattern flap

Bladder stone removal

Bladder stone removal

Brachycephalic airway obstructive syndrome 

Diaphragmatic hernia 

Exploratory laparotomy 

Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV)

Haem abdomen 

Intestinal foreign body removal 


Laparoscopic assisted bladder stone removal *MIS

Laparoscopic desexing (spey) *MIS

Laparoscopic gastropexy: GDV prevention *MIS

Laparoscopic liver biopsy *MIS

Laparoscopic splenectomy *MIS

Lung lobe torsion 

Negative pressure wound therapy

Perineal hernia

Portosystemic shunts

Perineal urethrostomy


Skin grafting

Skin mass resection, wound reconstruction


Total ear canal ablation

Wound management / debridement: traumatic wounds, contaminated wounds, infected wounds, wound breakdown and wide margin resection 

*MIS = Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm