Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists Endoscopy
What to expect if your pet is referred to Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists for endoscopy
Pet endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that requires general anesthesia; therefore, we require our patients have no food after 10:00 PM the night before the procedure. Water may be given any time before the procedure. Please call our office at 480-635-1110 ext. 7 for special instructions if your pet is diabetic.
- Equipment used for endoscopy allows visualization of areas within the animal's body thought to be the source of problems. Tissues may also be biopsied and sent to a laboratory for histopathology (results of these biopsies can take several days to return). In many cases, your pet can go home the same day of the procedure.
Some veterinary endoscopic procedures include:
- Gastroduodenoscopy- commonly referred to as "endoscopy"- the evaluation of the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine
- Colonoscopy- the evaluation of the large intestines
- Rhinoscopy- the evaluation of the nasal passages
- Bronchoscopy- the evaluation of the trachea and lungs
- Cytoscopy - the evaluation of the vagina, urethra and urinary bladder
- Endoscopic foreign body removal from the esophagus, stomach and nose.