Head Veterinarian
 Endoscopy Department

Endoscopy Department

The Endoscopy Department includes an endoscopy room, while all endoscopic examinations are performed with the animals under general inhalation anesthesia.

Plakentia Veterinary Clinic is equipped with:

  • Three Pentax flexible video endoscopes, with an outer flexible tube diameter of 5.8mm, 7.9mm and 11.3mm
  • Two fiberscopes – a ureteroscope and a 7.9mm gastroduodenoscope
  • One Storz video otoscope
  • One inflexible Storz Hopkins 2.7mm 18cm 30ο telescope
Endoscopy Department

The wide range of diameters available in our endoscopes increases our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities for the clinical treatment of animals of all sizes and species, while it also maximizes the quality and number of procedures performed.

The following exams are performed at the Endoscopy Department

Diagnostic Exams

  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gastroduodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Tracheoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Genital tract endoscopy
  • Otoscopy
  • Endoscopic investigation of fistulas
  • Collection of specimens for histology/cytology exam
  • Collection of duodenal fluid
  • Collection of tracheobronchial lavage

Therapeutic Endoscopic Procedures

  • Removal of foreign objects from esophagus, stomach, nasal cavities, bronchi
  • Balloon dilation of esophageal strictures
  • Stent placement in gastrointestinal tract to ensure luminal patency
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy assisted by flexible endoscope and placement of enteral feeding tube
  • Polypectomy
  • Removal of plugs from airways
  • Myringotomy
  • Injection of Acell around the urethra in cases of urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI)