The Endoscope

The scope itself is a long, flexible tube which sends and receives light, and transmits the image onto a high resolution television screen. This enables the doctor to see inside the animal’s gastrointestinal tract. The scope is placed through the mouth into the stomach and small intestine. If the doctor is removing a foreign object, retrieval instruments are passed through the scope or along side the scope to grasp objects and remove them from the GI tract.