Laytonsville Veterinary Practice
Laytonsville Veterinary Practice

Endoscopy

a minimally invasive alternative to some surgeries

What is an Endoscope?

An endoscope is a finely-adjustable tube with a camera at the end of it that can be used to non-surgically investigate parts of the body, including the esophagus, stomach and different parts of the gastrointestinal tract.

In some cases, invasive surgical procedures can be avoided with Endoscopy

With the endoscope, we can obtain biopsy samples, retrieve foreign material from the stomach and upper small intestine, and inspect internal tracts for abnormalities or growths. Without the endoscope, some of these procedures would involve major surgery and extensive recovery.