Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to examine the inside of an animal's body using a flexible tube with a camera attached to it. This procedure is commonly used to examine the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, and other internal organs. As this method provides real-time images of the inside of the body, the veterinarian can easily visualize the affected area directly and obtain more accurate diagnostic information. To learn more, call us at 204-728-0033.
How does endoscopy work?
During an endoscopy procedure, the veterinarian will insert the endoscope through a natural opening in your pet's body, usually through the mouth. The endoscope will then be guided through the digestive tract or other internal organs, and the images captured by the camera will be displayed on a monitor for the veterinarian to evaluate.
What is endoscopy used for?
Endoscopy is commonly used to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, such as:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Urinary tract disorders
- Reproductive disorders
- Ear, nose, and throat disorders
- Orthopedic disorders
Is endoscopy safe?
Although it may sound scary, it is actually one of the safest surgical methods due to how minimally invasive it is. It can be performed using a small incision or natural body opening, which means less trauma, pain, bleeding, and scarring as compared to more invasive procedures.