Endoscopic Procedures

Endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, video otoscopy

Endoscopic procedures involve inserting a tiny, lighted camera through an opening, such as the mouth, to look at internal structures and obtain samples for diagnosis. Endoscopic procedures are performed under general anesthesia.

The following procedures are available at Rivertown:

Aids in diagnosing chronic vomiting/diarrhea due to inflammatory bowel disease or intestinal cancer, loss of appetite due to stomach ulcers and for retrieving swallowed foreign objects
For viewing the upper respiratory tract to evaluate chronic coughing, wheezing or trouble breathing
To evaluate the lower urinary tract for chronic bleeding and other issues
Used for evaluating and treating middle and outer ear infections, deep cleaning and myringotomy, a procedure to release pressure behind the ear drum due to abscesses or fluid
scoping procedure

Dr. Garlie and lead vet tech Niki evaluate and treat ear issues using video otoscopy.