Internal Medicine

Endoscopic Procedures

Learn more about our endoscopic procedures below.

Endoscopic Procedures

Virginia Veterinary Specialists offers various endoscopic procedure options. Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that allows for visualization of internal organs, which, in certain circumstances, cannot be visualized through alternative methods.

Endoscopy allows visualization of the lungs (bronchoscopy), nasal cavity (rhinoscopy), stomach and intestines (gastroduodenoscopy), colon (colonoscopy), and urinary bladder (cystoscopy). Endoscopy allows the patient to obtain biopsies and cultures of certain organs with minimum pain. Virginia Veterinary Specialists surgical services also offer visualization of the abdominal cavity (laparoscopy) and thoracic cavity (thoracoscopy) to help obtain biopsies of certain organs and allow for certain surgical procedures.

Nasal mite found on rhinoscopy

Peanut in back of dog nose causing severe sneezing

Rhinoscopy of cat with mass in nasopharynx

Cystoscopy of dog with small urethral stone