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Veterinary Endoscopy Aids Diagnosis and Treatment

In keeping with our continued efforts to bring pet families the latest in veterinary treatment options, we’re pleased to offer the benefits of endoscopy, which can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

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What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the insertion of a tiny, telescopic camera that can magnify and project images onto a monitor. With our endoscope, we can investigate problems quickly and efficiently, so a diagnosis can be made and a treatment plan can be developed as soon as possible. In many cases, endoscopy can eliminate the need for more invasive — and more traumatic — exploratory surgery.


Applications for Endoscopy

Endoscopy has proven highly effective at diagnosing disorders affecting the liver, kidneys, bladder, lungs, nasal cavity, and ear canal.

At Mountainside Veterinary Hospital, we use endoscopy most often for the following:

  • Liver biopsies
  • Rhinoscopy (examining the nasal passages)
  • Cystoscopy (examining the bladder and urinary systems)

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Benefits of Endoscopy

Endoscopy is much less invasive than traditional exploratory surgery. When an incision is necessary to insert the endoscope, we make tiny, keyhole incisions that cause less trauma to your pet’s body. There’s little discomfort following endoscopy, and the procedure itself is much faster than traditional surgery. Recovery time is shorter, as well.

We’re pleased to offer the advantages of veterinary endoscopy to our clients and their pets. Please call us today if you have any questions about this procedure.