GI Foreign Body Removal
One of the more common and potentially life-threatening conditions seen in veterinary practice is foreign body obstruction. Although most foreign bodies do pass uneventfully through the intestinal tract, if an obstruction occurs for some reason, surgical removal of the blocked object is the only treatment.
Obstructions can occur at any point in the gastrointestinal tract. Though some foreign bodies in the stomach can be located and removed via endoscopy, many obstructions will require abdominal surgery.
How much does a GI Foreign Body Removal cost?
The all inclusive fee is $3,000.00 for either endoscopy or open surgery
- Intake Physical Examination
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
- I.V. Catheter
- I.V. Fluids
- Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
- Preoperative imaging (radiographs, CT Scan)
- 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
- G.I. Foreign Body Removal Surgery (endoscopy or open)
- Postoperative imaging (radiographs, CT Scan)
- Post-surgical recovery monitoring
- Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
- Hospitalization as required
- Take home medications
- Recheck appointments