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Bronchoscopy is the endoscopic technique for examining the lungs. Bronchoscopy allows for thorough visual examination of the respiratory tract to identify structural abnormalities, collect samples of abnormal airway secretions, identify and remove foreign bodies and biopsy lesions or tumors.
Cystoscopy is the exploration of the urinary bladder. This procedure is appropriate for a large number of small animal patients, including those presenting with chronic cystitis, pollakiuria, hematuria, stranguria, incontinence, trauma, calculi, and abnormal radiographs.
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is the endoscopic exploration of the stomach and intestines, a partial list of indications include: regurgitation, dysphagia, salvation, nausea, vomiting, hematemesis, melena, anorexia, diarrhea, weight loss, hematochezia, fecal mucus and tenesmus. It is most commonly used for obtaining biopsies and the removal of ingested foreign bodies.
Gastropexy is a preventative surgery. This surgery is indicated for at risk dogs to prevent the twisting of the stomach which is fatal if not treated quickly. The stomach is sutured to the abdominal wall in order to prevent the stomach from twisting. A gastropexy is often done at the time as a laparoscopic spay.
Laparoscopy is the technique for viewing the abdominal organs. Laparoscopy is commonly used as a diagnostic tool for taking biopsies of the liver, kidney, pancreas, or abdominal masses. Other diagnostic applications include evaluation of abdominal trauma, bile duct patency, response to therapy, splenoportography or abnormal radiographic findings. Laparoscopic surgeries being performed include adrenalectomy, gastropexy, hernia repair and laparoscopic spays.
Otoscopy allows for examination of both the external and middle ear, it is one of the most common applications of endoscopy in veterinary medicine. Otoscopy allows for safe and thorough ear cleaning under constant visualization, removal of foreign objects, polyp removal and diagnostic sampling. Disorders of the external ear are common in dogs; the visualization afforded by this technique make it a precise means of assessment of treatment and follow-up.
Rhinoscopy is the exploration of the nose and back of the throat, commonly indicated in dogs and cats with nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, chronic sneezing, epistaxis, facial distortion, nasal pain, acute severe sneezing, reverse sneezing and abnormal radiographs.
Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital
25067 Elk Lick Rd. South Riding, VA 20152
24hr Emergency Veterinary Services in the Dulles International Airport Area.
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