Simply put...it's better medicine AND better practice.

BETTER MEDICINE

Benefits to Patients

Compared to traditional spay techniques and conventional surgical techniques, single-port rigid endoscopy offers:

Less Intra-Operative Pain

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to download the JAVMA study that proved lap-assisted OHE spays result in less intra-operative pain for the animal.

Less Post-Operative Pain

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to download the JAVMA study that proved lap-assisted OHE spays result in less post-operative pain for the animal.

Single- vs. Multi-Port

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to download the VetSurg study that proved reduced surgery time and lower complication rate for three key procedures vs. a multi-port approach.

Superior Visualization

This is readily observed by the practitioner during procedures.

Less Tissue Trauma

This is readily observed by the practitioner during procedures.

Smaller Incision/Scar and Faster Recovery

This has been observed by practitioners and clients in hundreds of practices worldwide.


In this video, Jim Houchens, DVM explains the benefits of lap-assisted spay

Click to view a video of Peggy’s experience with laparoscopic spay for her pet, Foxy


Practical, Everyday Procedures

CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW A VIDEO PORTFOLIO of rigid endoscopy surgical procedures we have filmed with Biovision Veterinary Endoscopy, manufacturer of the rigid endoscopy suite we use and recommend. Practical, everyday procedures suited to the laparoscopic approach include:

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BETTER PRACTICE

Client Acceptance, Higher Per-Procedure Charge,
and ROI > 100% in Year One

Deer Creek Animal Hospital, where the Center for the Advancement of Rigid Endoscopy is housed, has made minimally-invasive surgery and diagnostics a cornerstone of the practice since the early 2000s. Their experience -- and the experience of other practices across the United States and around the world -- has shown that:

  • Approximately 70% of your clients will choose the laparoscopic approach for their pet's surgery, even if the cost is higher. This is because they are already familiar with (and place great value on) the benefits for minimally-invasive approaches for surgery on themselves or loved ones.
  • Scoping upcharges range from $150-$750/procedure, dependent upon your market.
    • Even on days when no laparoscopic surgeries are scheduled, the equipment can be used for video otoscopy, which is surprisingly profitable. CLICK HERE to view Dr. Cox's webinar on incorporating video otoscopy into your practice.
  • Profitability (recouping investment in the necessary equipment) is achievable in Year One performing an average of 4 procedures per month. (Click on the image below for a spreadsheet showing an ROI calculation.)

roi calculation laparoscopy suite year one
ROI Calculation (click to view full size spreadsheet)


Positive Impact on Practice

Integrating rigid endoscopy to perform minimally-invasive surgical and diagnostic procedures has benefits that extend beyond the patient and the veterinarian. Vet techs, receptionists, and practice managers uniformly express pride and satisfaction in being associated with a practice that is committed to incorporating techniques that offer better experiences for patients and clients.

"From a technician-patient care standpoint, it [rigid endoscopy] makes me much more proud of my job. Just to see the patients' recovery in comparison to having worked in shelter medicine. The recovery is a lot smoother. The patients just seem a lot more comfortable. Just seeing the difference makes me very proud to work here and work with laparoscopic procedures." -- Josh Saunders, CVT

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