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Endoscopy: Lower risk, minimally invasive, Fast Recovery


Endoscopy is the use of small scopes and cameras to look into different parts of the body. These scopes go places that used to require major surgery to visualize or treat. Our endoscopes have attachments that allow us to obtain biopsies from places like the small intestine, the stomach, or even the lungs. They allow us to look into the nasal passages, the urinary bladder, and the esophagus. Many of our patients are now able to avoid major surgery to remove rocks, bones, or toys from their stomach or small intestine. Cats with chronic vomiting and diarrhea can finally be diagnosed accurately with endoscopic exams and biopsies! Painful and invasive surgery can often be avoided thanks to endoscopy!

Where Endoscopes can go and what they can do (with our help!)

  • Esophagus, Stomach, Small intestines; Ability to visually inspect the tissues, collect biopsies of these areas or remove foreign objects like toys, strings, rocks.
  • The nasal passages; for fox tails, tumors, infections.
  • Ear, ear canal, deeper structures; To remove foreign objects or better visualize problems that may be present.
  • Trachea and Lungs; Look at the trachea and its structures, collect tissue samples. Retrieve foreign objects. Obtain samples from the lungs.
  • Urinary Bladder; To obtain biopsies of masses, bladder stone removal.

Endoscopy minimizes the risks with anesthesia and collect intestinal biopsies, is minimally invasive, and has a minimal recovery time with no incisions, resulting in a high diagnostic success rate. Aids in the removal of foreign objects such as rocks, bones, toys, etc., from the gastrointestinal tract. We are the only hospital in town with complete line of veterinary specific flexible and rigid endoscopes.

 

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Bronchoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a scope/camera is used to evaluate the lungs, lymph nodes, and bronchial tree. We also have the ability to collect samples of fluids from the surrounding lung tissues to look for infections or cancers.

 

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Cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a scope is inserted in the urinary bladder to evaluate for bladder stones, cancer, and other disorders of the urinary tract.

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Rhinoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a scope is inserted into the nasal passage and surrounding area looking for infections or foreign material.

We are the only veterinary hospital in Southern Utah that has a complete line of veterinary specific rigid and flexible endoscopes.

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