Endoscopy allows us to surgically and non-surgically look inside animals’ bodies
Endoscopy is the use of long bundles of fibre-optic cables to look directly inside animals’ bodies.
At Newnham Court we have a variety of both flexible and rigid endoscopes that provide our veterinary surgeon with superb high clarity images. These images can be invaluable when a diagnosis is being made.
We use endoscopy non-surgically to look inside:
- The stomach and intestines; this proves particularly helpful in cases where dogs (for example) have eaten something they shouldn’t. Socks, sponges and marbles are among the objects we have identified using endoscopy
- The bladder
- The nose; to identify and retrieve foreign bodies such as grass seeds, and investigate causes of nasal discharges
- The airways of the lungs; we’ve retrieved a number of ears of corn this way, which dogs have inhaled when running through fields
- The ear canals
- The reproductive tract
Endoscopy can also be used non-surgically to take biopsies from the lining of the stomach and intestines. This helps us to diagnose problems such as inflammatory bowel disease.
We use endoscopy surgically. Visit our Keyhole Surgery page for more information.
If you would like more information about endoscopy please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team at Newnham Court are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
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