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At West Suburban Animal Hospital, our veterinarians perform not only routine surgeries such as traditional spays and neuters, but are also skilled at performing minimally invasive procedures as well.
Our entire staff understands that the decision to allow your beloved pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Have you been referred? Please bring the following at the time of your consultation:
Any recent radiographs or blood work from your family veterinarian
Any current medications your pet is taking
What is Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to examine the large intestines as well as the colon & rectum of a pet with a fiberoptic viewing scope known as an endoscope.
A colonoscopy is often performed after radiographs (X-rays) and abdominal ultrasound to further evaluate patients with weight loss or diarrhea.
Different Uses for Colonoscopy
In addition to allowing visual examination of the large intestines, colon & rectum, Colonoscopy can be used to:
Futher evaluate patients with weight loss or chronic diarrhea
Obtain tissue samples (biopsy) for cytologic and histologic evaluation. Samples are evaluated for inflammation, infection, fibrosis and cancer.