Diagnosing Internal Problems With Endoscopic Tools
Union Lake Veterinary Hospital prides itself in being a complete pet care complex with staff trained in the use of the latest veterinary equipment. One of these tools, called an endoscope, is a long, flexible tube with a tiny camera at its tip. A channel inside the tube allows the veterinarian to insert a variety of small instruments for obtaining biopsy samples or retrieving foreign objects.
Since this is an invasive veterinary procedure, pets will need to be anesthetized. Once safely under anesthesia, the tip of the endoscope is lightly lubricated and then inserted into the appropriate opening. Veterinary endoscopy enables a veterinarian to examine the inner linings of your pet’s nose, throat, lungs, stomach, intestine, or colon. In addition to viewing and photographing these tissues from the inside, our veterinarians can clip small biopsy samples from tissues for analysis in our in-house laboratory or retrieve foreign bodies your pet may have ingested.
Unlike exploratory surgery, your pet experiences no pain or recovery period following an endoscopic exam.