GDV? OMG! Evidence-Based Prophylactic Gastropexy
Because of the morbidity and mortality associated with gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), prophylactic gastropexy has been recommended for prevention of at risk breeds. Gastropexy can be performed at the time of sterilization via open laparotomy or using minimally invasive laparoscopy. This lecture will review the evidence for performing PROPHYLACTIC gastropexy and provide tips and tricks for improving efficiency with an open incisional gastropexy technique. Minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques for gastropexy will also be briefly reviewed.
- Following attendance of this lecture the practitioner will have a greater understanding of:
- - The evidence for performing PROPHYLACTIC gastropexy.
- - Methods to improve efficiency and outcome when performing an open incisional gastropexy.
- - Options for minimally invasive laparoscopic gastropexy.