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Brain Surgery Unleashes Gavin from Epilepsy

Brain Surgery for Epilepsy in Dogs at Southpaws

Gavin the Border Collie is Jack Hayes' pride and joy, the two have been inseparable, since Gavin was a new born pup under the Christmas tree. Exactly one year later though, Gavin's struggle with epilepsy commenced and he was experiencing major and violent siezures up to 5 times per day. Jack and his family sought treatment for Gavin but felt that they had reached the end of the road with no relief in sight. Then the Hayes discovered Southpaws and after brain surgery by Dr Charles Kuntz to separate the two hemispheres of Gavin's brain the improvements for Gavin have been extraordinary. Click here to read Jack and Gavin's story.

Top Treatment for Australia's Loved Pets - A Video Tour of a Day In the Life Of Southpaws

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Australian's love their pets and today many owners are opting for procedures and treatments which previously might only have been in the domain of human medicine. The growing adoption of pet insurance is making complex treatment options more viable and advances in technology are blurring the line between treatments that might once have been considered only for humans. Australians continue to invest in their beloved pets, rightly treating them as integral family members. In this Sydney Morning Herald article Rachel Wells spends a day with Dr Charles Kuntz at Southpaws and gives us a video tour of his workload. Click here to read and watch.

3D Printer Technology Helps Snowball Walk Again

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At Southpaws we routinely use 3D Printer technology to aid our surgical techniques. Together with partner, pet food manufacturer Royal Canin Australia, Southpaws invested in a uPrint SEPlus 3D printer. Patients are scanned using Southpaws Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and their 3 dimensional images are fed to the 3D printer. The printer allows surgeons to print body parts such as bones and skulls in ABS plastic to better prepare for surgery, more accurately target surgical sites or even to prepare replacement or supplementary body parts exactly customized to the target bone. 3D printing allows our surgeons to literally hold the surgical site in their hands. In this article 3D printing enabled Dr Charles Kuntz to better design corrective surgery for Snowball's elbows. Click here for this Herald Sun article.

Southpaws Invests In 3D Printing Technology with Royal Canin

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Southpaws together with Royal Canin Australia a leading pet food company have co-invested in a uPrint SEPlus 3D printer at Southpaws Specialty Surgery in Moorabbin. The technology allows veterinary surgeons at Southpaws to print 3D models of bones and other surgical sites to provide better interpretation of surgical strategy. The 3D printer has been used to produce bones and skulls and can also be used to create moulds or models for replacement surgical parts, including recently being used to model a mesh required for a dog skull repair after brain surgery. The co-investment with Royal Canin Australia is an invaluable partnership enabling Southpaws to afford this cutting edge technology to improve surgical outcomes for dogs and cats. Click here for the full story from Leader Newspapers.

Couple Borrows To Save Il Gato's Seven Lives

Southpaws Specialist Veterinary Surgery Uses 3D Printing For Diagnosis of Cats and Dogs

Charmion and Mark Philipps borrowed money to save the seven remaining lives of their feline family member Il Gato. The Phillips' much loved cat died twice on the operating table and was resuscitated by Dr Charles Kuntz. Il Gato underwent nasal surgery that showed infections had spread, requiring brain surgery.

Click here for the full story.

Dog Discovery May Help Cancer Victims

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Southpaws innovative work with Platipump chemotherapy is highlighted in this article. As part of our Complete Cancer Care concept, the Platipump techniques sees dogs dosed by an on-board pump worn on a harness. Platipump dosing is carried out over a few days and Southpaws staff have published their findings that show reduced side effects with the Platipump technique.

The study monitored 17 dogs on a strict clinical trial with significant indications of reduced side effects. Click here for the Herald Sun article.


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