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7126 Hollister Ave

Goleta, CA 93117 US


Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery With Your Santa Barbara Veterinarian

La Concepcion Animal Hospital in Santa Barbara is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the highest level of care possible. Dr. Joseph Dalo Jr. and Dr. Caitlin Kelly are available to provide your pet with a wide range of care options including soft tissue surgery. If you believe your pet requires specific surgical care, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our vet surgeon in Santa Barbara today.

dog waiting for soft tissue surgery with Santa Barbara Veterinarian

Comprehensive Pet Surgery for Soft Tissue Needs in Santa Barbara

Pet surgery is often a difficult process for family members. It often occurs with a great number of unknowns. Part of our job is to understand your pet’s condition as thoroughly as possible before conducting any type of surgical procedure. When you visit our animal hospital, we’ll conduct a number of tests prior to any procedure to understand your pet’s overall health and to better get an idea of any risks we face going into the procedure. You can count on having peace of mind when working with our skilled team.

The Care Our Vet Surgeon in Santa Barbara Offers

Expect exceptional care from our vet surgeon in Santa Barbara for any type of surgery your pet needs. Soft tissue surgery is a type of procedure done on the tissues of the body rather than bones or major organs. Our team has the medical facilities onsite to conduct this type of surgical procedure in a very safe and sterile environment. We conduct a wide range of procedures onsite including:

  • Ligation of heart PDA

  • Vascular ring strictures of the esophagus

  • Heart and heart base tumors

  • Tracheal and esophageal surgeries

  • Lung lobectomy (partial or full removal of the lung lobe)

  • Pericardial sac removal

We also offer a wide range of abdominal surgical procedures. These procedures include:

  • Liver

  • Spleen

  • Intestine

  • Kidney

  • Bladder

  • Pancreas

  • Adrenal glands

  • Colon

  • Stomach

Our goal is to gather information, form diagnoses, and then offer any type of treatment possible and necessary. Generally, these procedures are done only after we have some understanding of the underlying health problem. Common reasons for pet surgery include:

  • Infections

  • Detection or treatment of cancer

  • Genetic malformations such as liver shunts

  • Perforations

  • Foreign object removal

  • Partial organ removal (such as intestines, spleen, stomach, kidney)

  • Tumors of the adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys, pancreas, spleen

  • Cyst and tumor removal in other locations

  • Removal of prostate and para prostatic cysts and tumors

Dr. Dalo performs most of the surgeries at La Concepcion Animal Hospital. Expect the latest procedures and state-of-the-art technology on hand to minimize risks and to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.

Scheduling Pet Surgery at Our Santa Barbara Animal Hospital

If you believe your pet needs pet surgery, contact our offices today to schedule a consultation or examination by our veterinarian. Our team will work one-on-one with you to complete all necessary testing and to ensure your pet gets exceptional care. When you visit our animal hospital to see our experienced veterinarian, you can expect the supportive environment you need. Call today for an appointment.


Soft tissue surgeries performed at LCAH include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ligation of Heart PDA
  • Vascular Ring Strictures of the Esophagus (PRAA)
  • Tracheal and Esophageal Surgeries
  • Heart and Heart Base Tumors
  • Lung Lobectomy (remove an entire lung lobe or part of a lobe)
  • Placement of Chest Drains for Pleural Space Infections
  • Pericardial Sack Removals
  • Open Abdominal Surgical Procedures - Most involving: Liver, spleen, intestine, pancreas, kidney, bladder, adrenal glands, stomach (gastric torsion surgery, pyloraplasty and many more), colon etcetera. Dr. Dalo has vast experience in most soft tissue surgeries found in veterinary surgical books and journals. He has done surgeries on all of these organs for cancer, genetic malformations (such as liver shunts), infections, perforations, removing foreign material as well as part of the intestines, torsions of spleen, stomach and intestine. Removal of kidney (partial or total), bladder tumors, adrenal gland masses (partial or total), pancreatic masses, spleenic tumors, diseased parts of the stomach & small and large intestine, diseased gall bladders and liver lobes, moved ureters, removed prostates and para prostatic cysts and tumors to name a few.

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