As a practice, one of our goals is to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
We are pleased to provide the following advanced minimally and non-invasive services of Dr. David Sobel by appointment only. Here is a short list of a few of the more common procedures offered. Click on the links below for a description of each procedure.
Reasons for Ultrasound:An Ultrasound procedure generates computerized images of internal organs such as the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, and bladder using noninvasive sound waves. It can aid in the diagnosis of conditions such as tumors, obstructions, fluid accumulation and other common diseases. Sample scenarios for use include:
Assist with obtaining urine with small bladders.
Patient is not eating well, and abdominal radiographs show a mass. Additionally, it can then be used as a guide for sampling which will lead to a diagnosis.
If the patient is vomiting, experiencing abdominal pain, and a mass is palpable. This can help rule out a foreign body obstruction, pancreatitis, or other needs for surgical intervention.
Feline patient with chronic diarrhea, poor response to dietary change, deworming and probiotics who is now vomiting and losing weight. This can help rule out IBD and lymphoma. Additionally, it can then be used as a guide for sampling which will lead to a diagnosis.
Other ultrasound uses:
Elevated Liver Enzymes
Urine Tract/Uterine Infections
Unexplained Weight Loss