Endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of the body is examined by using a device called an endoscope. Endoscopes are either flexible to bend around corners, or are rigid and straight.
The specific endoscope used for a procedure depends on the part of the body being examined.
Endoscopes have a tiny camera at their tip that transmits images to a video monitor that is viewed during the procedure. These images show highly magnified details of the organ being examined. The main benefit of endoscopy is that internal organs can be examined and biopsied through the scope in a minimally invasive way thereby avoiding surgery.
Our hospital is the only facility in the region offering a full complement of endoscopic procedures for dogs and cats. Our internists have advanced training and many years of experience in using all forms of endoscopy and are experts at these diagnostic, and sometimes therapeutic, procedures.