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Soft Tissue Surgery

A soft tissue injury can be the damage of a muscle, tendon or ligament in the pet’s body. Often these injuries occur from a strain, sprain or even a contusion or overuse of a certain body part. These injuries result in pain, swelling, bruising or loss of function.

Dr. Eisele and Dr. Cavanaugh, Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, are experienced in a wide range of soft tissue procedures. Below are some of the common Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgical Conditions Treated at SVS.

Skin Reconstruction & Mass Removal

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  • Wound management
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Amputation
  • Episioplasty
  • Facial fold dermatitis
  • Bulldog screw tail dermatis

Head and Neck

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  • Oral/facial tumors
  • Salivary gland and duct excisions
  • Brachycephalic upper airway surgery
  • Stenotic nares
  • Elongated and thickened soft palate
  • Laryngeal collapse
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Chronic ear disease (total ear canal ablation with bulla osteotomy)



  • Lung lobectomy
  • Pericardectomy
  • Mediastinal mass removal
  • Thoracic duct ligation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation
  • Esophageal obstruction/perforation



  • Adrenal tumors
  • Pancreatic tumors



  • Ureteral obstruction
  • Ectopic ureters
  • Urethral obstruciton/urethrotomy
  • Urethral and bladder stones
  • Prostatic cysts
  • Pyometra

Liver and Biliary

  • Biopsy of the liver
  • Liver tumor resection
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Bile duct obstruction



  • Obstruction
  • Gastrointestinal foreign bodies
  • Biopsy
  • Megacolon
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Gastrointestinal tumor resection
  • Gastric, intestinal and esophageal feeding tube placement


Jason Eisele, DVM, DACVS

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