Veterinary Surgery Service

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


Gastropexy (Prophylactic)

Gastric Dilitation and Volvulus (often called “GDV” or “bloat”) is a life-threatening condition in which the stomach fills with air (dilitation) and twists upon itself. GDV occurs most commonly occurs in large breed, deep-chested dogs, although all dogs are at risk.

One of the best ways to prevent an at-risk dog from developing a GDV, is performing a prophylactic gastropexy. This is a surgical procedure which involves surgically attaching the stomach to the body wall, thus preventing the twist, or volvulus.

How much does a Prophylactic Gastropexy 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
  • Preop 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
  • Gastropexy Surgery
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments