Lateral Thoracotomy Study

Do you have a case requiring a lateral thoracotomy?

A study is being carried out to investigate a ‘muscle sparing’ technique for lateral thoracotomies in dogs, which involves opening the chest. The study hypothesises that this method will be less painful and result in a faster recovery than the standard lateral thoracotomy technique.
As a part of this, we are looking for dogs over 10kg, which may require thoracic surgery through a lateral approach (e.g. lung lobectomy, pericardectomy, chylothorax surgery, thoracic oesophageal surgery, thoracic foreign body).

What does it cost?

The charge for dogs enrolled in this study is £2,500, which includes all treatment and hospitalisation (normal cost: £3,500-5,000).

Anything else?

The referring vet will receive a FREE webinar when you refer a case to us.

Owners of dogs recruited into the study will be given an M&S voucher at their free six week check-up consult.

Refer a case

To refer a case please contact us on:
Tel: 0117 928 9420/9447