This minimally invasive procedure allows our doctors to see inside a pet’s body and, when necessary, we use our endoscope to take samples as well as remove foreign material from pet’s stomachs to avoid surgery. We use endoscopy commonly to examine the inside of the ears, nose, esophagus, colon, bladder, stomach, and other internal organs.
To perform this procedure, the veterinarian inserts the endoscope (a long tube with a camera at one end) into the area to be examined. Incisions are sometimes required; however, the incisions used for endoscopic procedures are considerably 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. As with all such procedures, we follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his or her safety.