Veterinary Surgery Service

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

(850)737-2333

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Cystotomy & Urethrostomy

This procedure is most often performed in male cats. In cats with bladder stones that can be flushed into the bladder, a cystotomy is performed to remove the stones.  If a cat has multiple occurrences that cannot be unblocked or managed medically, the next step is a perineal urethrostomy ("PU"), or surgical widening of the urethra. This procedure is intending to provide a permanent opening that allows crystals, mucus plugs, or small stones to pass out of the urethra, thus minimizes the chance of re-obstruction.

How much does a Cystotomy & Urethrostomy cost?

The all inclusive fee is $2,000.00

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
  • Preoperative imaging (radiographs and/or ultrasound)
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient 
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Cystotomy including Urethrostomy
  • Postoperative imaging (radiographs)
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Stone analysis
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments