Endoscopy permits direct visual examination and biopsy of the gastrointestinal system through high-tech flexible fiber optics. The veterinarian inserts a long, flexible tube through existing orifices in the patient’s body. A video chip and strobe light is mounted on the tip of the tube, to capture images and transmit them to a computer monitor.
This procedure allows us to precisely diagnose and treat diseases in the esophagus, oral cavity, colon, upper intestinal tract, and stomach. Endoscopic procedures are often used to remove foreign objects without the need for general surgery.