What is Pet Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a technique for viewing the interior of a hollow organ or a passageway of the body such as the throat or gastrointestinal tract. A camera is attached to the end of the endoscope to film a specific area and plays the footage back to our team on a screen. Endoscopy is valuable for visualizing areas that would otherwise require surgery to reach, and for taking cultures and removing foreign material from the GI tract.
- Upper and lower GI viewing
- Foreign body retrieval (from stomach or esophagus)
- Esophagoscopy (esophagus viewing)
- Otoscopy (ears)
- Vaginoscopy (vagina)
- Cystoscopy (urethra)
- Bronchoscopy on larger dogs (lungs)
- Artificial insemination via transcervical insemination (depositing semen into the uterus using a scope to determine the precise location for the best success)
What is Cat/Dog Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which we make smaller incisions to perform a procedure and use a tiny scope to view the surgical site and use more precision to avoid traumatizing the surrounding tissues. Veazie Veterinary Clinic regularly performs laparoscopic spay surgeries, which involve making three one-inch incisions (instead of one six to 10-inch incision).
The minimally invasive nature of laparoscopic surgery means your pet will have:
- Less pain
- Less bleeding
- Faster recovery time
In addition to laparoscopic ovariectomies (spays), we can also perform:
- Laparoscopic assisted liver biopsies
- Laparoscopic assisted gastropexies
- Laparoscopic assisted cryptorchid castration