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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is currently the preferred procedure for cranial cruciate rupture or instability in all dogs. TPLO surgery does not repair the ligament, but it changes the biomechanics of the stifle or knee joint so that the CCL is no longer needed.

CBLO

TPLO just got better.  A new procedure called Cora Based Leveling Osteotomy (CBLO) is similar to TPLO, however it offers increased stability due to compression screw, no pivot shift or balcony effect and results in ample bone target. In addition, it can be performed on young dogs and those with an excessive tibia plateau angles, which is found in breeds like bulldogs. Dr. Don Hulse, orthopedist at Texas A&M, pioneered this alternate procedure that reduces the tibial plateau angle (TPA) by using a reverse bone cut that prevents somewhat rare compications of TPLO.

Fort Worth Veterinary Surgical is a locally owned, family oriented referral hospital for small animals needing surgery or special diagnostics. Our mission is to provide you and your pet with individualized, personal service and quality surgical care. We are simply an alternative to larger, faster paced surgical centers. You may also find our pricing more pleasing to the pocketbook. We enjoy and strongly prefer working with your veterinarian, as we do not offer routine primary veterinary care or preventative medicine. It is our goal to keep your veterinarian informed of all aspects of the diagnosis, surgery and aftercare.

Dr. Paul Dean is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
After completing veterinary school he completed a three-year surgical residency, which included specific training, caseloads and research followed by rigorous testing administered by ACVS. This commitment to surgical excellence enables him to be called a surgical specialist.

02. What We Do

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Orthopedic

The treatment of bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons fall into orthopedics. The most common orthopedic injury in dogs is cranial cruciate ligament injury, with juvenile hip dysplasia another cause of lameness in young dogs.

Soft tissue

Does your pet strain while trying to go to the bathroom? Veterinary soft tissue surgery includes skin issues such as anal tumors, ear, liver, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and oncological surgeries.

Respiratory

Has your pet’s snoring ever awakened you at night? Nose and throat surgeries open airways to improve breathing and reduce noise.

NEUROLOGIC

A pet that suddenly drags his rear legs or is unable to use them causes great alarm to owners. This sudden onset could be a back or neck disc extrusion and require emergency care.

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MINIMALLY INVASIVE

Fix your attention on this! Many surgeries are now done with scopes in tiny incisions. These minimally invasive approaches offer reduced pain, faster healing and decreased risk of postoperative infections.

SAME DAY SURGERY

Many owners take advantage of our same day surgery as pre-surgical consultation. No need to take more time off from work, school or play for additional appointments.

State of the Art CT Scans

CT Scan provides light speed, high resolution diagnostic imaging specifically of the spine, sinus and joints. All pets must be sedated for this procedure with results read by a radiologist.

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