With the help of our endoscopes, which are adapted to the needs of our various animal patients, we can literally "look inside the body". We inspect the internal body cavities and organs that cannot be adequately assessed by ultrasound or X-ray examination. Without this technique, this would otherwise only be possible through surgery.
Endoscopy can be used to assess the surfaces of internal organs, take biopsies and remove foreign bodies. We mainly use this technique to assess the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagoscopy, gastroscopy, duodenoscopy and colonoscopy). Often we also examine the respiratory system, starting with the rhinoscopy (examination of the nasal cavity) to the bronchoscopy (examination of the lungs).
In most cases, endoscopy is a relatively low-risk examination method. However, since it is performed under anaesthesia, it is advisable to have a blood test performed in advance, as with other procedures under general anaesthesia. Other risks depend on the form and size of the procedure and will be discussed with you in detail in each case.