The most common soft tissue procedure is the sterilisation surgery most pets have at about 6 months of age but it covers a very board range of procedures.
It includes everything from surgery on the skin (tumor resections, skin reconstruction), ear nose and throat procedures (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome, pinnectomies, total ear canal ablations, bulla osteotomies, tracheal collapse, laryngeal paralysis etc.), intrathoracic (chest) surgery (intra thoracic tumors, pericardiectomies, chylothorax, lung lobectomies), liver surgeries (liver lobectomies, portosystemic shunts, gallbladder resection etc.) urogenital surgery (incontinence surgery, prostatic surgery, nephrectomy, ectopic ureter etc.), endocrine surgery (partial pancreatectomies, adrenalectomies, thyroidectomy), gastrointestinal surgery (tumor and foreign body resections, partial colectomies, gastric surgery etc.)
Some of the surgeries are simple with patients just being here for the day, others are much more complex / high risk and patients require in-hospital post-operative care.