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Dr. Joonghwa Lee is a veterinarian in Laguna Woods with experience in orthopedic surgery, including TPLO, as well as surgical oncology.

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Dr. Joonghwa Lee

Dr. Joonghwa Lee, DVM received his doctorate in 2012 from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeju National University in South Korea. After graduating, he finished a small animal surgery internship and then served in the ROK Army at Military Dog Training Center as a veterinary soldier. He started practicing in California in 2015 and recently joined the team at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital. 

Dr. Lee enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine and has specific expertise with orthopedic surgeries, including TPLO, patella luxation, FHO, fracture repairs, and surgical oncology, including large tumor resections with skin reconstruction.

He is also bilingual (English & Korean).

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Why does my dog need TPLO surgery?

Why does my dog need TPLO surgery?

Dogs have what is known as the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). It is comparable to a human's ACL and helps the knee function correctly. It is also one of the most likely places for traumatic injury in our canine companions. TPLO surgery can help dogs who need it, and today, our Laguna Woods vet will discuss why your dog might need TPLO surgery.

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TPLO Surgery Complications

TPLO Surgery Complications

The signs of TPLO failure and complications in dogs are something you may be wondering about if your dog just underwent surgery. Today, our Laguna Woods vets will explain some signs you should look out for during post-operative recovery.

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What is the TPLO surgery recovery process like?

What is the TPLO surgery recovery process like?

You may be wondering what the recovery process will be like for your dog after TPLO surgery. Today, our Laguna Woods vet describes the recovery process, what is okay and not okay after surgery, and how to monitor the incision site.

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