MCAH has a state-of-the-Art Storz Rigid Endoscopic  unit which uses fiber-optic technology to look at, photograph, and examine internal body areas through a small opening or incision.   (nose, ears, joints, bladder, etc.) The Storz unit  has a “working port” through which specialized instruments may be used to remove foreign objects, take biopsies, or manipulate tissue.

Arthroscopy (Joints)

Arthroscopy is an orthopedic surgical procedure performed using a small fiber-optic telescope and various instruments which are inserted through a small incision to visualize and manipulate tissue within a joint.

Arthroscopy has the advantage of being less invasive, less painful, and having less postoperative risk than traditional joint surgery.

Arthroscopy gives us the advantage of visualizing structures under magnification which provides an improved ability to discern subtle changes in a diseased joint.

The outcome from procedures treated arthroscopically often exceed the results achieved through traditional methods.

Rhinoscopy (Nose)

Rhinoscopy involves scoping of the nose and nasal tissues. The animal is placed under light general anesthesia and the endoscope is inserted into the nasal passages. A magnified picture from the scope is shown on a large HD screen.

Rhinoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure to investigate the cause of symptoms like sneezing, nasal discharge, or nose bleeds, and to diagnose tumors, fungal infections, and inflammation.

The Storz Rhinoscope, with specialized tools, can be used to remove objects, snip tissues for biopsies, or take cultures. It  is an excellent
tool for diagnosing and potentially treating nasal tumors, fungal diseases, and inflammation.

One of the most common uses of the Rhinoscope is the removal of “Fox Tails.”