Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgery for Pets
At Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC), surgical specialist Dr. Sebastian Mejia performs a range of orthopedic and soft tissue procedures to help restore the good health and comfortable mobility of dogs and cats from across the Orange County area.Call: 949-334-5819
Our Surgical Services
Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC) offers comprehensive surgeries ranging from total hip replacement and cruciate procedures to oncology and open heart surgery.
Prior to surgery, a detailed examination of your pet will be performed along with any diagnostic test that may be required. Our veterinary team will explain any risks associated with your pet's procedure and expected outcomes.
Surgeries at Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC) are performed using the most advanced technology available, with support staff monitoring your pet's health and safety throughout the procedure.
Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Sebastian Mejia is an ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeon who performs complex reconstructive surgeries for pets in need, as well as a range of advanced orthopedic surgeries, including procedures to treat cancer and repair spinal fractures in small animals.
What to Expect with Surgery
At Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC), our surgical suite is equipped with cutting-edge surgical instrumentation and equipment. Your pet's health and safety are our primary concerns. Everything we do, every decision we make, is designed to ensure post-operative success for your beloved companion.
- Anesthesia & Pain Management
Each patient has an anesthetic plan that is targetted to their specific condition. Overall cardiovascular health and lab work are taken into consideration with each pet.
We take great care to ensure your pet is kept pain-free both during and after surgery.
Pain management is often multimodal, minimizing pain and discomfort in three distinct ways. (i.e. local anesthetic, epidural anesthesia and systemic medications).
- Continuous Patient Monitoring
We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment (EKG, oscillometric blood pressure, arterial line, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2, etc.) to monitor your pet’s vitals throughout the procedure.
- Sterilization Techniques
All of our procedures utilize a strict sterile technique. This means our operative suite has positive pressure air flow and the room is cleaned after every procedure.
Our surgeons use sterile prep and full surgical attire (sterile gloves, surgical cap, surgical gown).
- Post-Operative Care
Once your pet's surgery is complete, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss how the procedure went and your pet's recovery plan.
Some pets can return home the next day while others are required to stay longer. It ultimately depends on the complexity of the procedure and your pet’s health status.
When you arrive to pick up your pet, you will be provided with detailed discharge instructions and we will take the time to answer any questions you may have.