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Minimal Invasive Surgery


The objective of this procedure is to achieve a diagnosis in a minimally invasive manner by employing a fiber optic endoscope camera connected to a PC. The type of endoscope, whether flexible or rigid, is selected based on the specific examination.

Flexible endoscopes are utilized for inspecting/treating the stomach, esophagus, lungs, and colon. On the other hand, rigid endoscopes are employed for inspecting the nose, performing joint examinations (arthroscopy), or conducting intrabdominal surgery (laparoscopy). At Elizavet, we utilize state-of-the-art Storz Endoscopes, specifically designed for veterinary applications.

These procedures offer the advantage of being minimally invasive, thereby reducing the recovery time for our patients.

Gastroscopy – Colonoscopy – Bronchoscopy

Flexible endoscopes are frequently inserted into the stomach or lungs through the mouth or into the colon via the rectum. These cameras empower veterinarians to inspect these organs without resorting to invasive surgical procedures, resulting in quicker and smoother recovery times.

Furthermore, the camera facilitates additional procedures, including the collection of tissue samples for a conclusive diagnosis (histopathology), removal of foreign bodies (from the esophagus or stomach), or the treatment of benign polyps in the colon.

Laparoscopy - (keyhole surgery)

This technique involves employing a rigid endoscope camera, inflating the abdomen with CO2, and utilizing the camera for both diagnostic purposes and treatment. Keyhole spaying is the most prevalent procedure, but other interventions, including liver biopsy, intestine biopsy, cryptorchid castration, splenectomy, cystotomy, and gastropexy, can also be performed.

Videoendoscopic surgery offers benefits such as reduced postoperative pain and faster recovery compared to alternative procedures. Additional advantages include minimal wound inflammation, lower risk of wound infections, and enhanced visualization of organs during the surgical procedure.


Arthroscopy, involving the use of a small camera to examine the interior of a joint, is employed to identify and, when feasible, address issues with cartilage, tendons, ligaments, or meniscal injuries. Additionally, arthroscopy can be utilized to remove small bony fragments, such as those related to Elbow UAP or FCP. This procedure is commonly undertaken for the diagnosis and treatment of Elbow Dysplasia in dogs.

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