Soft Tissue Surgery

Referral Services – Soft Tissue Surgery

Our surgical service is led by Damien Bush who has been taking surgical referrals for over 20 years. He founded Downs Veterinary Referrals in 2003, and collaborates closely with our other surgeons and internal medicine colleagues to provide an efficient and adaptable service. Given our highly experienced nursing team, the comprehensive on-site diagnostic facilities, as well as the latest surgical equipment (including air tools and an extensive selection of implant systems) we are able to deal with a wide range of complex surgical problems:

Trauma/Wound Management

  • Axial pattern flaps
  • Free skin grafts
  • Skin stretching

Oncology/Reconstructive Surgery

  • Tumour staging (MRI)/ resection/ palliative care

Head and Neck

  • Oral tumours
  • Mandibulectomy/ maxillectomy/ palate reconstruction
  • Brachycephalic airway syndrome
    • Nares widening
    • Soft palate resection
    • Tracheal stenting
  • Nasal Cavity
    • MRI assessment
    • Aspergillosis management
    • Exploratory rhinotomy
  • Sialocoeles/ branchial cleft retention cysts
  • Ear Disease
    • Total ear canal ablation/ lateral/ ventral bulla osteotomy
  • Laryngeal paralysis
    • Arytenoid lateralisation
  • Oesophageal foreign body/ Pharyngeal stick Injury
    • MR-guided debridement


  • Gastric outflow disorders
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Insulinoma
    • Staging/ surgical management
  • Hepatic
    • Portosystemic shunt ligation
    • Biliary disease
  • GDV
  • Anal furunculosis/ sacculitis
    • Anal sacculectomy
    • Furunculosis debridement/ de-roofing/ rectal pull-through
  • Feline Obstipation
    • Subtotal colectomy

oesophageal foreign body


  • Diaphragmatic rupture
  • Chylothorax
  • Thoracic duct ligation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Lung lobectomy
  • Lung lobe torsion/ foreign body/ abscess


  • Sphincter mechanism incompetence
    • Colposuspension
    • Urethropexy
  • Ectopic ureter
    • Neoureterocystostomy
  • Urolithiasis
    • Nephrotomy
  • Perineal/ pre-scrotal urethrostomy
  • Prostate Disease
    • Omentalisation of retention cysts
Read about our other referral services or for more information or to arrange a referral please contact us on 0117 962 2828.