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Minimally Invasive/Interventional

A minimally invasive procedure is any procedure that is less invasive than open surgery. Advanced laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments allow indirect observation of the surgical field. These types of procedures frequently result in shorter hospital stays, or even allow outpatient treatment. They cause less pain and scarring, speed recovery, and reduce the incidence of post-surgical complications.

Following trends in human medicine, CUVS provides the latest innovations in multi-disciplinary interventional and minimally invasive techniques. Drs. Megan Morgan (Internal Medicine), Oliver Morgan (Surgery), Adrienne Bentley (Surgery), and Marnin Forman (Internal Medicine) are experienced in these procedures. Their expertise allows us to tailor our clinical approach to the needs of the individual pet.

Megan Morgan, VMD, DACVIM

(Internal Medicine)






Oliver Morgan, VMD, DACVS

Adrienne Bentley, DVM, DACVS






Marnin Forman, DVM, DACVIM
(Internal Medicine)





Interventional Radiology

  • Tracheal stenting, for management of collapsing trachea
  • Urethral stenting, for treatment of urethral stricture
  • Ultrasonographic-, fluoroscopic-, or CT-guided organ aspiration, biopsies, or fluid drainage
  • Tumor embolization

Interventional Cardiology

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, fluoroscopy, and angiography
  • Temporary and permanent transvenous pacemaker implantation
  • Balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) occlusion
  • Heartworm extraction

Arthroscopy and Minimally-Invasive Orthopedics

  • Shoulder arthroscopy, for osteochondrosis and biceps tendon injuries
  • Elbow arthroscopy, for assessment and treatment of medial coronoid disease, osteochondrosis, ununited anconeal process and medial compartment disease
  • Stifle arthroscopy, for assessment of cruciate ligament, and meniscal injuries
  • Hock arthroscopy, for osteochondrosis
  • Fluoroscopy-assisted, minimally-invasive fracture repair


  • Biopsies of abdominal organs and lesions
  • Biopsies of the pericardium, pleura, and lung
  • Diagnostic evaluation of the thoracic cavity with idiopathic pleural effusion
  • Hemipericardectomy for management of pericardial effusion
  • Prophylactic gastropexy
  • Minimally invasive spay and cryptorchid neutering
  • Minimally invasive intestinal biopsies and bladder surgery


  • GI endoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy
  • Esophageal, gastric, and respiratory foreign body retrieval
  • Esophageal balloon dilation
  • Placement of percutaneous gastric or esophageal feeding tubes
  • Endoscopic and urohydropropulsive removal of urinary bladder stones



Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

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Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment