Endoscopy permits direct visual examination, biopsies and foreign body retrievals from your pet’s gastrointestinal system. Compared to traditional anesthesia and surgery, the advantages of endoscopy include no incision, less stress for your pet and shortened anesthesia time. Endoscopy is much less painful and causes less discomfort than traditional surgery. Endoscopy not only has advantages for your pet, it has advantages for you as well. Since your pet experiences less pain and recovers more quickly, he or she returns back to normal activity within a very short period of time. Less at-home nursing care is required, no bandages need to be changed and less medication needs to be administered.
Endoscopy is used to help diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal problems. Depending on the symptoms, it is used to look at the interior of the throat, esophagus, stomach, intestine and colon. Endoscopy is employed to obtain biopsies of the stomach, small intestine and colon, and look for cancer of the esophagus and stomach. Pets frequently swallow objects that can be removed as minor endoscopic procedures, rather than requiring traditional, expensive and complicated surgery. In order to make the endoscopic procedure more comfortable for your pet, we have invested in the latest video endoscopic equipment that is so gentle and maneuverable that we can travel through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and the small intestine and through the colon.