Colyton Veterinary Hospital has invested in specialised equipment that allows us to perform both rigid and flexible endoscopy.
Endoscopy is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that utilises a magnified camera to examine the inside of your pet to identify and diagnose possible disease without surgery.
This equipment also allows us to collect biopsies to confirm or rule out disease or remove foreign bodies again without the need for invasive surgery.
The equipment allows us to perform the following endoscopic procedures:
- Endoscopy – Examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach and duodenum).
- Rhinoscopy – Examination of the nasal cavity
- Bronchoscopy – Examination of the airways (trachea and lungs)
- Colonoscopy – Examination of the rectum and lower gastrointestinal tract
- Colposcopy – Examination of the vagina and cervix
- Cystoscopy – Examination of the bladder and urethral tract
- Laparoscopy – Examination and the option of minimally invasive surgery within the abdomen.
We are one of the few veterinary hospitals in Sydney that offers laparoscopic desexing to our clients as an alternative to traditional desexing.
Laparoscopic desexing is performed with the use of an endoscopic camera and an instrument port to remove the ovaries and uterus in a minimally invasive way. We have also used this technique to remove undescended testicles that remain within the abdomen.