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Endoscopy lets us examine internal organs and body parts without invasive exploratory surgery (anesthesia is required). Flexible and rigid endoscopes (scopes) let us examine, biopsy, and treat diseases of the respiratory tract—nose, sinuses, and lungs; the gastrointestinal system—stomach, intestines, and colon; genitourinary tract—vagina, urethra, bladder, and ureter; and ears in a minimally invasive manner. Scopes also let us retrieve foreign objects in the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. That lets your pet avoid a potentially painful surgery. A few such procedures include:

Flexible Endoscopy

  • Bronchoscopy—Examination of the Lower Airways
  • Colonoscopy—Examination of the Colon, Cecum, Large Bowel, And Rectum
  • Endoscopy—Examination of the Esophagus, Stomach, and Upper Intestines

Rigid Endoscopy

  • Cystoscopy—Examination of the Vagina, Urethral/Ureteral Openings, Urethra, and Bladder – See Videos
  • Laparoscopy—Examination of the Abdominal Cavity Via Tiny Incisions in the Abdomen or Navel
  • Proctoscopy—Examination of the Large Bowel and Rectum
  • Rhinoscopy—Examination of the Nasal Cavity and Nasopharynx


Contact Us

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care


3924 Fernandina Road Columbia, SC 29210

Hospital Hours

Emergency: 24 hours
Specialty Departments: Monday-Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
Urgent Care: 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 7 days a week (conveniently located in the same building as our ER)