Veterinary Surgery Service

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

(850)737-2333

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Mastectomy

Mammary tumors are extremely common in dogs; approximately 50% of them are malignant. Unfortunately the only way to know if mammary tumors are benign or malignant is to surgically remove them and do a biopsy. Depending of the size and the number of tumors conservative surgery (lumpectomy/ single mastectomy) or a more aggressive surgery with removal of a whole mammary chain may be recommended. Mammary tumors are more common in intact than in spayed females; in fact spaying before the first or second heat cycle significantly reduces the risk of developing mammary tumors. Median age on presentation is 10 to 11 years.

How much does a Mastectomy Surgery cost?

The all inclusive fee is $1,550.00 for pets under 22 lbs. and $1,750.00 for pets over 22 lbs.

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
  • Preoperative imaging (radiographs)
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Mastectomy Surgery
  • Submission of mass to reference laboratory for histopathology
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments