Ultrasound & Endoscopy
How Our Nassau Veterinarians Properly Diagnose Your Pet
Ultrasound and endoscopy are both becoming an important part of veterinary medicine. They help us diagnose and sometimes even treat "invisible" conditions by looking "inside" the patient in detail. Ultrasound, as the name implies, uses sound waves, whereas endoscopy utilizes a flexible fiberoptic scope to see inside.
Properly diagnosing your pet’s condition is the first step to promoting his or her overall health and well-being. As Nassau veterinarians with considerable training and experience in ultrasound and endoscopy technology, as well as specialties such as geriatric care, cancer treatment, and more, we can find out what’s going on and offer our insight regarding treatment options. We believe in educating pet owners so they can make the right choices about their loved ones.
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With ultrasound, we can examine and measure internal organs or tumors, diagnose pregnancy, and take biopsies of major internal organs by using ultrasound as a guide. Thoracic ultrasounds give the doctor important information on the functioning of the heart. This is especially important for pets with suspected congenital heart problems or heart failure. Often, the major organs in the abdomen are given an ultrasound to obtain additional information that an x-ray alone can't provide. This procedure gives the doctor an active view of the organs. We commonly view the bladder, kidneys, spleen, liver, adrenal glands, stomach, and pancreas on an abdominal ultrasound.
Common Endoscopy Procedures
Endoscopy allows the clinician to view areas such as the trachea, stomach, and colon without the use of surgery. Procedures commonly performed with the endoscope include:
- Retrieval of swallowed objects from the stomach
- Stomach and large intestine examination and biopsy
- Examination of the upper airways
Benefits of Ultrasound & Endoscopy
Patients benefit greatly from these methods, as there is less recovery time. For example, a patient having exploratory surgery to search for an abdominal tumor may take days in the hospital to recover whereas patients being assessed with ultrasound or endoscopy would likely be home with their owners the same day.
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Lisa Dietrich is an integral part of the medical team here at Nassau Veterinary Clinic. If an ultrasound or endoscopic exam is indicated for your pet, you will appreciate her kind touch and gentle demeanor, not to mention her experience and skill.
“I brought my dog to them & they took their time going over everything & treated her with such care & love.”- Stacey T
“Everyone is always helpful and kind every time we are there.”- Jackie B
“I have been going to Nassau Vet for decades. They are compassionate, knowledgable, thorough and professional.”- Cindy C