Veterinary Endoscopy: Advanced Internal Medicine
All Pets Animal Hospital is committed to providing advanced diagnostic and treatment options for the pets of the greater Katy area. Veterinary endoscopy allows veterinarians to examine the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, inner ears, chest cavity, and abdominal cavity.
- Flexible endoscopy—An flexible endoscope is a 100 cm long x 1 cm wide tube-like scope that can be fitted with a light, tools, and a camera and passed into the animal’s system, allowing us to look inside the stomach, intestines, and colon; it also can be used to examine the larynx, trachea, and bronchi. In addition, special forceps allow for obtaining biopsy and culture samples and also removal of foreign objects, such as fishhooks and coins in the stomach or clothes buttons in the trachea.
- Rigid endoscopy (MedRX videoscopy)—Our MedRX rigid videoscope allows our veterinarians to look into the deep inner ear for examination and treatment. It is particularly helpful with treatment of damaged eardrums and middle ear infections. There are other types of rigid endoscopes that allow access to the nasal passages, abdominal cavity, and chest cavity.
If you have any questions or believe that our endoscopic abilities may be of help to your pet, please do not hesitate to contact our staff or veterinarians with your questions.