West Suburban's Dr. Gary Thompson is a Board-Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline Practice whose areas of professional interest include orthopedics and minimally invasive surgery.
Our entire staff understands that the decision to allow your beloved pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Have you been referred? Please bring the following at the time of your consultation:
Any recent radiographs or blood work from your family veterinarian
Any current medications your pet is taking
What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a surgical technique used to visualize, diagnose and treat intraarticular (inside a joint) problems. It is a minimally invasive procedure and allows for a more thorough as well as magnified inspection of the joint. Diagnoses can be made that would otherwise be missed by the naked eye.
Once a diagnosis is made many conditions can be treated arthroscopically. By avoiding open surgery, post-operative discomfort is minimized, recovery is significantly quicker and hospitalization time is shorter.