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Soft tissue surgery

Soft Tissue & General Surgery

Soft Tissue & General Surgery

Soft tissue clinicians are extensively trained and have a wealth of experience in management of soft tissue cases. At ChesterGates we are able to accept referrals in a wide range of  soft tissue cases including thoracic, urogenital, gastro-intestinal, oncological, skin reconstruction and ear/nose/throat surgeries.

Following a comprehensive consultation with one of our soft tissue surgeons, patients are usually admitted for further investigations and treatment on the same day, however some diagnostic procedures may be scheduled for another time.

Our soft tissue department is able to provide the very best in diagnostic, surgical and peri-operative care for all our surgical patients due to our newly upgraded state-of-the-art facilities including digital radiography, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, 16-slice CT scanner and 1.5T MRI. In addition, support is provided by a RCVS and ECVS multi-disciplinary specialist-led team of clinicians as well as highly trained and dedicated veterinary nurses to optimise the peri-operative management of our surgical patients. Our hospital status, with veterinary surgeons and qualified nurses continuously on site, allows us to provide excellent in-patient care 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Furthermore our soft tissue surgeons are more than happy to discuss cases over the telephone.

Surgical conditions treated by ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists include, but not limited to.

Upper Respiratory Tract

Brachycephalic obstruction airway syndrome, laryngeal paralysis/collapse, tracheotomy/tracheostomy.


Ectopic ureter, nephrectomy/nephrotomy, prostatic surgery, urethrostomy, urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence.

Head & Neck

Total ear canal ablation & lateral bulla osteotomy, ventral bulla osteotomy, mandibulectomy/maxillectomy, salivary mucocoele, thyroidectomy & parathyroidectomy.


Hiatal hernia, gastric distension/volvulus, portosystemic shunt, hepatic lobectomy, biliary diversion, adrenalectomy.


Vascular ring anomalies, patent ductus arteriosus, pericardectomy, lung lobectomy, diaphragmatic hernia, thymoma removal.


Skin flap, skin graft, oncological resections.


Nasofrontal aspergillosis, perineal hernia, oesophageal foreign bodies.


the team

Erika Bianchini

Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

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