Soft tissue surgery includes the surgery of the skin, as well as organs of the thoracic and abdominal cavities. Frequent soft tissue operations concern the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, colon), the genitourinary tract (kidneys, ureter and bladder) and the uterus.
In the soft tissue surgery, the interdisciplinary cooperation between the internist and the surgeon has special significance. The internist, for example, by means of laboratory and ultrasound examination, determines the exact diagnosis. This information enables the surgeon to act in a targeted manner. The patient profits thanks to reduced length of anesthesia, reduced surgical trauma and shorter reconvalescence.
In the gastrointestinal tract especially, operations related to intestinal obstruction after swallowing foreign bodies are performed.
Frequent indications for operations in the genitourinary tract are urinary stones, which can lead to colics and chronic irritations.
Extensive skin lesions appear after burns and beside fractures they are frequent concomitant phenomena after incidents, especially when speaking about cats. The healing time of extensive injuries is lengthy and requires considerable, protracted care during the whole period. If the extensive defect is covered after many weeks, the newly formed skin becomes thin and susceptible to injuries.
The skin can be taken from the parts of the body that possess excess tissue (e.g. the back) and it can be implanted in the wound area. The healing time can be significantly reduced using specific operating techniques. Furthermore the healed skin is “normal” and therefore also resistant like skin in other parts of the body.
Compared to conservative treatment, the healing process is shorter and it leads to the formation of healthy, strong skin.