Upper GI Endoscopy

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Upper GI endoscopy is the technique of placing a flexible endoscope via the mouth, to look down the oesophagus (gullet), into the stomach and beyond into the small intestines. This provides direct visualisation under magnification and allows biopsies to be performed without the need for surgery. This is particularly useful in the investigation of animals that have long-term vomiting problems or diarrhoea problems.

Click the play button on the image below to see a video of a flexible endoscopic evaluation of the oesophagus, stomach and small intestines (upper GI endoscopy).