Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

Sturgeon Animal Hospital offers laparoscopic and endoscopic diagnostic and surgical services. We have state-of-the-art laparoscopic instrumentation and training from Karl Storz, the world leader in veterinary endoscopy and laparoscopy.  This allows us the ability to provide advanced, minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic options for your best friend. If you are a clinic looking to refer a patient for laparoscopic, or endoscopic services please submit a referral from here.

How is laparoscopy used at the clinic?

Laparoscopy can be used to biopsy organs such as the liver, kidney, pancreas, or masses. Other diagnostic applications include evaluation of abdominal trauma, response to therapy, full-thickness intestinal biopsies or investigating abnormal radiographic or ultrasound findings. Organs and masses can be biopsied and procedures can be performed with accuracy due to clear visualization.  Laparoscopic surgery also includes cryptorchid orchidectomy, gastropexy, cystotomy, gall bladder aspiration and ovariectomy (OV). Our patients show much less discomfort after such procedures performed with minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.

How is endoscopy used at the clinic?

Endoscopy uses long flexible fiberoptic scopes to look inside your pet. We use endoscopes to look in the esophagus, stomach, intestines, sinuses, ears and lungs. It is a very safe and non-invasive procedure that allows us to search for abnormalities in those areas.  Sometimes we can even remove some of the unusual items that our pets like to swallow (socks, coins, cell phones, etc.). We can collect very small biopsies of the stomach and intestinal lining or fluid, and cell samples from the lungs to help in the diagnosis of some diseases.

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