Sialoadenectomy (Salivary Gland Surgery)
Sialoadenectomy is the surgical removal of a salivary gland. The procedure is recommended for treatment of infected or blocked salivary gland ducts that cause pain and discomfort. An infected salivary gland may result in swelling, bloody saliva, excessive drooling, and difficulty eating. The salivary gland may also be removed as part of a cancerous mass removal. In some cases, overnight monitoring may be required after this procedure.
All procedures require pre-operational bloodwork. Food and water is restricted 8 to 12 hours prior to surgery to prevent possible aspiration due to vomiting. Depending on the case and procedure, additional diagnostic tests may be required for example EKG, Xray, or ultrasound. We may also recommend an anesthesia specialist if necessary to oversee the anesthesia and health monitoring of your pet.read more
Your pet will given a sedative to facilitiate preparation of the surgical site and placement of IV cather. The next step is to provide oxygen, fluids, and thermal support. All medical equipment or apparatus will then be connected so as to monitor your pet's vital signs. Your pet is then anesthetized (induced) and appropriate pain management (epidural, local anesthetic, constant rate infusion/CRI) is administered as needed. We will continue to regulate and monitor your pet throughout the procedure.read more
Immediately following the procedure, we continue to administer fluids and observe your pet for a few hours until your pet is fully awake. Discharge instructions will be provided during which all your post-op questions will be answered by the doctor and your pet is able to go home to start his/her recovery process. Follow-up post-operative exams and post-operation pain medication is provided.read more