Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Surgery

The term Brachycephalic Syndrome refers to the combination of elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, and everted laryngeal saccules, all of which are commonly seen in breeds such as the English bulldog, French bulldog, Pug, Pekingese, and Boston terrier.  Soft palate resection (staphylectomy) is performed using a scalpel blade, scissors, or CO2 laser. 

If the laryngeal saccules are everted, they may be removed at the same time as the soft palate resection, or they may be left in and allowed to return to a more normal position. Correction of stenotic nares, if present, helps improve breathing and is done at the same time

How much does Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway surgery cost?

The all inclusive fee is $1,500.00

This includes:

  • Intake Physical Examination
  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
  • EKG
  • I.V. Catheter
  • I.V. Fluids
  • Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient 
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Surgery with CO2 Cutting Laser
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments

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