Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful in veterinary patients. One of these advances, endoscopy, has proven to be a powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, we consider it a goal to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are proud to offer endoscopy as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
Endoscopy provides us with a full-color, magnified view of the area of interest. The advantage of endoscopic procedures is that they are usually non-invasive or minimally invasive. By using our rigid and flexible scopes we are able to view and perform biopsies of the esophagus, stomach, upper small intestine, colon, nasal passages, trachea and abdomen without performing surgery. At times we may be able to remove small foreign bodies - especially those in the nasal passages, esophagus, and stomach - as well as performing laproscopy of the abdomen to visualize the internal organs and perform biopsies if needed.
We strive to offer our patients the highest level of medicine, and we are glad to be able to offer endoscopy as one of our diagnostic procedures.