Endoscopy

Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is the examination of the colon with a fiberoptic endoscope. This procedure is commonly performed if an animal has chronic diarrhea, blood in the stool, painful, or frequent...

Endoscopy in Dogs and Cats (general description)
An endoscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that is inserted into the area that needs to be examined.  This can be the nose, trachea, bronchi, esophagus, stomach, small...

Gastroduodenoscopy
Gastroduodenoscopy is the examination of the esophagus, stomach and initial part of the small intestine.   Strictures of the esophagus can be caused by trauma from a previous foreign...

Percutaneous gastrostomy tubes (PEG tubes)
Percutaneous gastrostomy tubes (commonly called PEG tubes) are feeding tubes that are placed through the skin into the stomach to allow an animal to be fed when they...

Rhinoscopy
Rhinoscopy is frequently performed for dogs and cats with unexplained nasal discharge or changes in upper respiratory sounds.  Foreign bodies, tumors, fungal disease and allergic disease can all...

Tracheobronscoscopy
Tracheobronchoscopy is the examination of the trachea and bronchi with a fiberoptic endoscope.  It is helpful for diagnosing collapsing trachea, chronic bronchitis and bronchial collapse, respiratory parasites and...

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