St. Louis Endoscopy Veterinarians
Associated Veterinary Specialists Internal Medicine veterinarians provide the highest level of Endoscopy veterinary services in the St. Louis area
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is one of the most common procedures performed at AVS on dogs and cats. And one duck. With the pet under general anesthesia, a long, lighted tube with a video camera on the tip is guided through the mouth, into the esophagus then the stomach and upper small intestine. Photographs are taken, biopsies of the tissues are taken and other procedures are accomplished such as foreign body removal, ballon dilation or feeding tube placement.
Common reasons to perform upper gi endoscopy include vomiting or regurgitation, persistent diarrhea, placement of feeding tubes, foreign body removal or evaluation of unexplained intestinal bleeding.