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What did you pay for your bulldog's soft palette surgery?

Less than $500
2 (22.2%)
$500 - $750
1 (11.1%)
$751 - $1,000
3 (33.3%)
$1,001 - $1,250
0 (0%)
$1,251 - $1,500
1 (11.1%)
$1,501 - $1,750
1 (11.1%)
More than $1,750
1 (11.1%)

Total Members Voted: 9

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Offline DwightsMom

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Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« on: January 10, 2007, 12:10:18 PM »
In light of Dwight's upcoming soft palett surgery and the exorbitant cost to have it performed by a specialist (See http://forum.bulldogdomain.com/index.php?topic=10652.0 for more information), I'm interested in knowing what others have paid for this surgery.

I've called the only other specialist in the state and discovered he charges around the same amount ($1,500 - $1,650).
I've also called non-specialists and received quotes of less than $500 and as high as $1,700. 

I'm not going to change my mind about the surgery, but I would feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one who has spent this amount of money to have a specialist perform this surgery.

Thank you,
Ellen

Offline Maxmydog

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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 12:15:20 PM »
They want to do Max's and they said it would cost upwards of 2000 bucks... just for the surgery.
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Offline Maggpie

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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 02:11:17 PM »
WOW!  That sounds really expensive for that surgery.  I don't know I have never had to have it done though......... hopefully some more people on here can give you a better idea of the cost. ;)

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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 02:16:33 PM »
Auggie's palete and neutering were just over $1400 combined. It's a lot of cash but in our case, he was so miserable there was no question. I have read huge variations in pricing on this board though. 

The first surgeon I went to was $2500 for just palete and wouldn't do the neutering at the same time.  I ended up with the second surgeon not because of price though, but because he is bulldog vet and I had so much more confidence in him. It was just a bonus that the price was much lower.

Check it around but I would go with whoever has the most experience with this breeed. 

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Offline HundredAcres

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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 04:40:58 PM »
The vet that does the laser surgery around here (upstate NY) charges about $900 for the palate, saccules and naries.  Cornell University is about the same. 

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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 06:35:04 PM »
I have a vet that we use for our rescue for more complicated stuff. Her name is Dr. Carson out of Hebron, OH outside of the Columbus area. Dr. Carson is the most affordable vet I have ever found in OH and I trust her so much which is really important. It always makes me nervous when a bully is put under anesthesia. She teaches at OSU and she is absolutely awesome and soooo affordable.

I sent a bully there to get neutered, elongated palate repair and bilateral entropion repair. She uses laser for the palate repair and surgical for the entropion. For all of this work it was about $600 roughly and I believe the palate surgery was around $300.

My vets in my area hate when I use her because her sutures are very fine, delicate sutures and they so neatly done that it can be hard for them to see to remove. The eyes look awesome after she is done almost like they didn't even have surgery.
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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007, 09:04:51 AM »
Buddha had his done at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and it was a little over $1000.  He had his soft palette done and also his nares.  That included his initial consultation, surgery and all the hospital charges.
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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2007, 09:48:38 AM »
I have a vet that we use for our rescue for more complicated stuff. Her name is Dr. Carson out of Hebron, OH outside of the Columbus area. Dr. Carson is the most affordable vet I have ever found in OH and I trust her so much which is really important. It always makes me nervous when a bully is put under anesthesia. She teaches at OSU and she is absolutely awesome and soooo affordable.


Could you give me more info on her.  I live in NW IN and wouldn't mind traveling a couple hours if she's good.
"Bright eyes,
Burning like fire.
Bright eyes,
How can you close and fail?
How can the light that burned so brightly
Suddenly burn so pale?
Bright eyes.

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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2007, 11:34:03 AM »
I will have to check Knuckles records but he had the soft pallette surgery at the same time as his nostrils were widened and a tracheotomy (his larynx collapsed). He was also in an oxygen tank at the emergency vet for over a week during this time . The total was somewhere between $6 to 7,000.  And this was a month after I was socked with a comparable bill for an MRI and spinal tap for my other dog Ren.

I will be paying them off forever, but thank goodness for credit cards because they are both still here with me.  I think the fees might have been different if it were not in an emergency vet facility but they were both situations that came on suddenly.

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Re: Soft Palette Surgery: What did you pay?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 12:33:21 PM »
Boomer had his pallet,nares and saccules all done at the same time...about $800
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