Surgeon Visit

Surgeon Visit

To help make the most of your visit with your surgeon,
the following list of questions is suggested.
Print it and use it to takes notes during your visit.  
  • What implant is being used?
  • What is the implant made of?
  • Is it a DePuy Synthes Vet implant (plate and screws)?
  • What is the complication rate?
  • What are the common complications and the treatments?
  • What should I bring with me the day of surgery?
  • What is the follow up care at the hospital?
  • What is the expected outcome of the surgery?
  • What is the postoperative care?
  • What is the follow up care at home?
  • What medicines will my pet have to take?
  • What should I watch out for after surgery?
  • Are there purchases I can make now, to make my pet more comfortable after surgery?
  • How many TPLO cases have you done?

Technical contributions from Dr. Michael Kowaleski 
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