Endoscopy is the use of a rigid or flexible fiberoptic camera to assess internal organs and body cavities. 

Using our state-of-the-art endoscopy units, our experienced vets can not only examine internal structures or body cavities, but also obtain biopsies, collect samples for bacterial or viral culture, or remove foreign objects. This is achieved via the use of specialized equipment inserted through a biopsy port or channel in the endoscope. All this is done in a minimally invasive way, without any surgical intervention.

Types of endoscopy

  • Endoscopy  –  evaluation of the upper gastrointestinal tract, namely eosophagus, stomach and small intestine
  • Colonoscopy  –  evaluation of the lower gastrointestinal tract, namely the colon and rectum
  • Bronchoscopy  –  evaluation of the airways, namely the trachea and bronchi
  • Rhinoscopy  –  evaluation of the nasal cavity and nasopharynx (the junction between the nasal area and the back of the throat
  • Arthroscopy  –  evaluation of the soft tissues and cartilage a of joint

Common applications of endoscopy

  • Removal of foreign objects from the nasal cavity, trachea, eosophagus or stomach
  • Diagnosis of causes of vomiting such as gastric ulcers, helicobacter gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer
  • Diagnosis of causes of coughing such as pneumonia and asthma
  • Diagnosis of causes of diarrhoea or defaecation problems such as ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colonic polyps, and cancer
  • Diagnosis of tracheal collapse
  • Diagnosis and removal or nasal or pharyngeal polyps
  • Diagnosis of cause of rhinitis
  • Diagnosis and treatment of degenerative joint diseases