This procedure allows a veterinarian to see inside a pet’s body and, when necessary, take biopsies without having to perform surgery. Endoscopy is commonly used to examine the inside of the:
- and other internal organs
Endoscopy can also be used to assist with minimally invasive surgeries and is valuable in retrieving swallowed items.
To perform this procedure, the veterinarian inserts the a long tube with a camera at one end (endoscope) into the area to be examined. Incisions are sometimes required. It is worth noting that the incisions used for endoscopic procedures are smaller than those used in traditional surgery. This means a much less painful and quicker recovery for your pet.
Endoscopy does require that your pet be placed under anesthesia.
If you have any questions about our endoscopy service, please don’t hesitate to ask.