Minimally Invasive Surgery has been performed in human medicine for decades. However, these procedures for pets have not been as widely implemented due to the extra training and expense of equipment. Minimally Invasive Surgery allows many of the same surgical procedures to be performed through very small incisions with special endoscopic cameras. Many of the procedures can be done through an incision smaller than that needed for a spay. This typically means less trauma to the patient, faster recovery, and many times less anesthesia.

Dr. Johnson has been trained in the following Minimally Invasive Procedures:

  • Ovariectomy
  • Gastropexy
  • Cryptorchid Neuters
  • Liver biopsies
  • Gall Bladder Removal
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Stomach Foreign Body Removal/Biopsy
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Bladder Stone Removal/Exploration
  • Abdominal Lymph Node/Mass Biopsy
  • Adrenal Gland Removal
  • Pericardectomy

Please contact Dr Johnson at 615-247-8688 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Laparoscopic Surgery

We are proud to offer laparoscopic surgery for our patients! We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for your pets with the most state of the art technology.

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery allowing access to your pet’s abdominal organs. Small incisions are made to allow a small lighted instrument with a camera on the end called a laparoscope into the abdomen.

Laparoscopy can be used to visualize the internal organs to diagnose disease, obtain biopsies, and repair or remove diseased organs. There are a number of advantages for your pet with laparoscopic surgery versus an open surgical procedure. These include reduced pain, smaller incisions with less scaring, minimal bleeding and shorter recovery time.

To learn more about the benefits of laparoscopic surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We’d be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

Soft Tissue Orthopedic Surgery

We are proud to offer orthopedic surgical procedures for injuries and conditions to soft tissue areas of your pets’ body. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to enhance our capabilities for soft tissue surgery, ensuring that your pet has access to the highest standard of veterinary medicine.

Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced in soft tissue orthopedic procedures, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process and make your pets’ surgery as stress-free as possible.


Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that utilizes a flexible tool called an endoscope. The endoscope is a highly specialized tool that allows veterinarians to see inside your pet’s body in a minimally invasive way.

Endoscopy allows veterinarians to provide better and earlier diagnosis, making it a valuable tool to modern veterinary medicine.

Endoscopic procedures are used in a variety of different ways for a number of ailments. If you would like to learn more about how endoscopy can benefit your pet please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (931) 645-7757.