Endoscopy involves using a small camera on the end of a tube, called an endoscope, to take images of the body as it is passed along the desired surface (i.e. esophagus, airway). Upper and lower airway endoscopy procedures involve examining the airways (trachea) and pharyngeal regions, including the guttural pouches. Gastroscopy involves passing the endoscope down the esophagus to the stomach.
Conditions frequently diagnosed with endoscopy include:
•Respiratory Disease (pneumonia, bronchitis, airway obstruction)
•Guttural Pouch Infection