Big Ben had to have another operation to prevent the formation of new stones so that he can urinate with ease.
Two weeks after Big Ben was rescued from the streets of Malacca,
he had to go through the surgery to remove his bladder stones.
amount of bladder stones that |
were removed from Big Ben.
A cystotomy is a surgical opening at the wall of the bladder and
to allow the veterinarian to obtain biopsy samples of the bladder.
Alice, a volunteer veterinarian from Singapore |
doing the first operation on Big Ben,
a cystotomy which is the removal of bladder stones.
Condition of Big Ben’s swollen bladder.
Imagine the pain and discomfort that he went through
before the surgery.
Big Ben being scrubbed and preparation for surgery
before the Scrotal Urethrostomy.
Bladder stones no more!
|The Scrotal Urethrostomy had to done in order for Big Ben|
to urinate through an opening from his urethral
instead of having to pass through his penis.
The urethral at the new opening is larger
for any new stones formation to pass through.
Dr Alice taking a well-deserved break after the surgeries
and mingling with the pack of dogs at the Ark.
|Click to view Happy Big Ben|
This is Big Ben’s second surgery and hopefully his final surgery to correct his bladder stones problem.
The animals at Noah's Ark are fortunate to have passionate veterinarians like Dr Alice who volunteer their time to help with the surgeries for the animals.
Setting aside their busy schedules, they are willing to help out to make a difference in the lives of the animals.
Thank you to all our volunteers.
Written by Darren Chan