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
- Intake Physical Examination
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
- 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