- Tumor Removal
- Shunt Placements
- SM Surgery
Brain surgery can be done for a variety of ailments, including surgical removal of brain tumors, correction of brain anomalies (i.e., Chiari malformation), removal of blood clots (i.e. subdural hematoma), correction of skull fractures, and placement of shunts in patients with hydrocephalus. Dr. Kube has been doing brain surgery on patients for more than a decade, and is well-trained not only from her Neurosurgical training during her residency, but also with her many hours of continuing education in neurosurgery as well as having her Certification in Neurosurgery. She is also a founding member of the Veterinary Neurosurgical Society.
The most common reason that brain surgery is performed in dogs & cats is to remove a brain tumor. While having your pet being diagnosed with a brain tumor is scary, it is important to know that animals generally do quite well with treatment. In general, animals tolerate brain surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy MUCH better than people, with fewer side effects.
Advanced treatments provided by VNAP can provide patients with improved quality of life for much longer than medical treatment alone. In cats, surgical removal of a meningioma can be curative. In dogs with meningioma, and in both dogs and cats with other brain tumors, brain surgery can provide patients with improved quality of life for much longer than medical treatment alone.