Soft Tissue Surgery

While Dr. Bradberry is known widely for his orthopedic surgeries, he also performs difficult and extensive soft tissue surgeries, many of which a lot of veterinarians are not comfortable performing. Dr. Bradberry uses the same exceptional surgical skills to handle soft tissues gently but effectively.

Soft Palate Resection and Stenotic Nares Surgery

Brachycephalic, or our “smooshed-face” breeds, such as Boston Terriers and Bulldogs, often have anatomic abnormalities which make breathing more difficult. Excessive tissue of the soft palate (the tissue that extends off the roof of the mouth toward the airway) often makes breathing noisy and difficult for these breeds, especially when excited or exerting themselves. Careful removal of this tissue provides the dog with a clearer passage for the flow of air when breathing.

These same breeds, and others, are often born with stenotic nares, or very narrowed nostrils.  This narrowing makes breathing more difficult and can make the dog’s breathing very noisy. Removal of excessive tissue in the nares makes a world of difference for the patient’s ability to breathe comfortably.

Narrowed nostrils called “stenotic nares” and surgical correction by Dr. Britton Bradberry.

Anal Sacculectomy

The anal sacs can become frequently plugged and infected in some dogs. Tumors also occasionally develop in the anal sacs. Dogs with tumors or repeated impacted anal sacs may benefit from their removal.

Tumor Removal

Some large or difficultly-positioned tumors require extra surgical experience. It is important during tumor removal that sufficient margins are acquired, meaning that a certain amount of visibly healthy tissue around the tumor is removed to ensure that all microscopic disease is excised. Dr. Bradberry’s extensive surgical skills allow for removal of adequate tissue while still permitting proper closure of the skin.