"Steve" was first sedated and then prepared for surgery. An endotracheal tube was placed to assist with ventilation and the delivery of anesthetic gas.
The surgery was performed with the use of an endoscope. An endoscope allows direct access to the coelomic cavity (abdomen) and permit easy visualization of the different organs. With the use of a non traumatic forceps, the ovaries were then exteriorized and removed.
"Steve" is now recovering and enjoying again the sunshine and the great days ahead.