Surgeons Returned Golden Fish to Life

17.09.2014

Vets from Melburn, Australia, made a unique surgery on removing the tumor from the patient named George. That's the name of a 10-years golden fish, whose owners made an unusual request to the doctors. Totally, the surgery took 45 minutes and was finished successfully.

10-years golden fish, whose owners made an unusual request to the doctors

The surgery cost 200 USD. The problem of anesthesia was solved very easily: the fish was put into the aquarium with anesthetic, dissolved in the water. To save the animal from excess water and pain medication, a tube was inserted in his mouth. According to assumptions of surgerists, the surgery was not easy, because the fish could have died of slightest loss of blood. George feels good after all he has suffered, and surgeons assume that he can live 20 years more.