A laparoscopic spay has various advantages over a traditional open spay:
• Laparoscopic spay has been shown to cause up to 65% less post operative pain than a traditional spay in studies.
• Cautery, as opposed to sutures, are used to seal blood vessels meaning that there is a reduced chance of serious post operative complications and dogs can return to normal exercise sooner.
• Usually only 2 incisions, less than 1cm in size, are made compared to a longer incision with open surgery. This reduces the risk of post operative wound problems and reduces tissue trauma.
• A camera is used to see the internal organs during the surgery. This gives the surgeon a clearer view of the entire abdomen than with open surgery.