Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful in veterinary patients. One of these advances, endoscopy, has proven to be a powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. As a practice, we consider it a goal to offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are proud to offer endoscopy as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.
Endoscopy allows us a visual examination of internal organs and body parts without invasive exploratory surgery. The Stock Doc performs two types of flexible endoscopies: the bronchoscopy – an exam of the upper airways and the endoscopy – an exam of the esophagus and stomach. This technique allows for visualization of the lining of the digestive system and for taking samples of the lining of these organs, including biopsies. Many foreign bodies in the esophagus and stomach may be removed via endoscopy.