In partnership with labs in Greece and abroad, it carries out targeted gastrointestinal exams and specialized lab tests for all ailments. The exams include:
Gastrointestinal imaging is performed either conventionally or following the administration of contrast medium to detect foreign objects, and evaluate diseases that affect esophageal (megaesophagus) or stomach emptying (delayed gastric emptying syndrome connected to motility or functional causes).
Abdominal ultrasounds assist in detecting gastrointestinal disorders, such as vascular disorders of the liver (portosystemic shunts), small bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, etc. In addition, a wide range of ultrasound-guided diagnostic procedures may also be performed, such as bile collection for culture and antibiogram, liver and lymph node biopsy, etc.
Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, specimen collection for biopsies and examination by specialist veterinary pathologists may lead to safe diagnosis, and by extension, to successful treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.
The swift developments in canine and feline gastroenterology, as well as all the latest know-how, are incorporated in all the treatment protocols used on our patients.
In addition, highly specialized techniques are performed (jejunostomy, percutaneous gastrotomy assisted by a flexible endoscope and balloon dilation of esophageal stricture), ensuring smooth restoration of the gastrointestinal tract and adequate food intake for the sick animal.