Will Laparoscopic Spay Replace Open Celiotomy?

Although increasingly popular, minimally invasive spay techniques, including single-port (SP) and 2-port (TP) laparoscopy, are more expensive than traditional open celiotomy. Experimental ovariectomy methods that are not yet established in veterinary medicine include natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), which is performed by passing a camera orally into the stomach and then using an incision to enter the abdomen.

Researchers recently assessed the perceptions of various ovariectomy methods among employees and students at 5 North American veterinary teaching hospitals. The investigators hoped the study would establish a baseline with which to compare future general-population data on this topic.
Study Design
An electronic survey was distributed in 2015 to dog-owning veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students at the University of Pennsylvania, University of California-Davis, University of Florida, Ontario Veterinary College, and Colorado State University.