For 80 years, the Veterinarians at the Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic have been serving clients and their pets from Saratoga County and beyond. Now, in our state-of-the-art clinic, we are able to serve you and your pets with even greater ability.
$100 Off TPLO Procedures!
TPLO or tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, is the procedure we recommend for repairing torn cruciate ligament in the dog, the most common orthopedic injury we see in our canine patients. Dr. Andersen has been performing the TPLO since 2007 when he received special instruction to learn the technique. This procedure is primarily performed by surgical specialists and is considered by most surgeons around the world to be the method of choice for repairing the torn ACL (in dogs we actually call it the CCL or cranial cruciate ligament which is anatomically the same as the ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, in our own knees). Dr. Andersen is a general practitioner with a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He has taken extensive continuing education training in surgical procedures including the TPLO. Besides the basic TPLO course he took in 2007, he has attended three additional multi-day courses to perfect his technique in the procedure. He has traveled to Ohio, California and most recently, in October of 2013, he attended a Masters course in TPLO at the surgical training center in Las Vegas. These procedures are highly successful and the long term results are really impressive. Unlike with the other common repair techniques for the torn cruciate such as the lateral suture technique, the TPLO has a low complication rate and very rarely requires additional surgery. Dogs do really great with the TPLO!
When you call for pricing on this procedure, we try to make it simple; the price is $2800 for most dogs and $3200 for dogs weighing over 100 lbs. This is a comprehensive package price that includes pre-anesthetic blood work, x-rays before and after surgery, medications to go home, rechecks, 5 therapeutic laser treatments and recheck x-rays at 8 weeks.
In the months of March and April, we would like to make that even a little easier with the coupon below for $100 off the TPLO procedure. If you are a new client to BSVC, we always offer your first visit at no charge.
For more information visit the TPLO page on our website or call us at 885-5650. Dr. Andersen is always happy to speak to you about the procedure.
Chelsea & Tucker – March 2013
My husband and I have gone through three ACL/TPLO surgeries now with our two Labrador retrievers. Dr. Anderson performed them all and we couldn’t be more pleased with both the process and the outcome. Dr. Anderson lead us through the process by explaining the procedures very clearly and answering all of our questions. This was after he had exhausted all other options short of surgery. When our black lab tore her ACL after we relocated to Washington, D.C., Dr. Anderson spent his own time researching veterinary practices in the area to find the best fit for us. A very generous and kind gesture that went above and beyond the call of duty. In the long run we decided to drive 400 miles back to Ballston Spa to have Dr. Anderson perform the surgery because of our trust in him and the staff as well as the outstanding job he did with the other surgeries. After we returned home to the DC area, Dr. Anderson was available for any questions we had. If your dog needs surgery we can’t recommend Dr. Anderson highly enough. Professional, thorough, patient, and highly skilled and competent. He and his staff are absolutely the best you can find!
Hercules – May 2010
Hercules could not walk for more than half an hour without pain in her knees. She was having trouble on the stairs and started to limp more frequently. I took her to Dr. Anderson and she had the TPLO surgery done on both knees. She is now running, swimming, and playing like she used to do without any problems. I am now able to walk her for as long as I’d like and not have to worry about her knees. During the procedure the staff at Ballston Spa Vet took great care of Hercules and kept me informed on her status through out the day. I knew she was in good hands with people who knew what they were doing.
Having the surgery has made my dog’s life so much more enjoyable and pain free.
I would recommend Dr. Anderson and his staff to anyone looking to have the TPLO surgery done.