• Doubleview Veterinary Centre
  • 9341 1200
  • 177 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough WA 6019

Soft Tissue

Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform the vast majority of soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may require. Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, exploratory laparotomies, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, wound stitch-ups and foreign body surgery.
 
A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a biopsy prior to removal to help understand whether they are cancerous or not. This information assists us in planning the surgery accordingly to give your pet the best possible outcome. Once they have been removed we recommend sending them to our external laboratory for analysis to determine what the lump is and if any further treatment is necessary. 

Although most lumps are benign (not harmful), a minority are more serious (malignant). In the case of malignant or cancerous tumours, early removal and an accurate diagnosis is extremely important to maximise the chances of a good outcome for your pet.

If you find a lump or bump on your pet please make an appointment to visit one of our veterinarians to discuss any surgery your pet may require.