Endoscopy is the application of a specialised camera called an ‘endoscope’ to evaluate the interior of a hollow organ or cavity within the body. Endoscopes come in both rigid and flexible formats, and are equipped with fibre optic light sources that provide illumination for the transmittal of coherent images.
Endoscopes are indispensible tools, allowing us to take biopsies for evaluation from hollow organs and cavities in the least-invasive manner possible.
Here at the Vineyard Veterinary Hospital, we have successfully used our state-of-the-art, flexible endoscope to take diagnostic biopsies from sites including the stomach, intestine, rectum and nasal cavity. This in-house piece of equipment has also been instrumental in allowing us to locate and remove small foreign bodies from the oesophagus and stomach.
For further information about our radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy services, or to book an appointment for your pet, please contact our Reception.