Gastropexy by Laparoscopy
This is a procedure recommended for all large breeds (example St. bernard) and large deep chested breeds (example German Shepard). The stomach is surgically attached to the right ventral lateral internal abdominal wall to prevent gastric torsion during bloating.
Laparoscopy assisted gastropexy allows the procedure to be done through a smaller 1/2 inch incision rather than the traditional 4 to 6 inch incision in the ventral abdominal wall. By doing this it places less stress on the patient, less recovery time, less trauma, and less pain. All through one smaller incision. Sometimes a very small additional port may be placed to aid in better visualization.
The amount of anesthetic time is much reduced because the procedure is shorter.