Claremont Veterinary Hospital
Welcome to Claremont Veterinary Hospital. Learn more about the endoscopy procedure below!
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that allows your veterinarian to visualize the gastrointestinal tract of your pet.
A long, thin tube equipped with a tiny camera is inserted into your pet’s mouth and passed down the esophagus, through the stomach and into the small intestine. The images captured by the camera are transmitted to a monitor, providing your veterinarian with a clear view of the inside of your pet’s digestive system. Endoscopy is often used to diagnose gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, and intestinal parasites. In some cases, biopsies (tissue samples) can be taken through the endoscope for further testing. Endoscopy is generally well tolerated by pets, and most animals recover quickly from the procedure. With today’s advances in veterinary medicine, endoscopy has become an important tool in providing quality care for our four-legged friends.