The hospitals endoscope is used to remove objects sitting in your pets stomach. Using a tiny video camera, with very bright lights at the end of a very narrow scope, the surgeon can grasp or snare items such as; underwear, socks, string, fish hooks, toys and bones.
If there is an object in the stomach and plus another further in the intestines then a different surgery will be recommended. This is because it is difficult or impossible to remove objects that have moved into the intestines with an endoscope.
Whilst no surgery is risk free, the endoscope reduces the recovery time for your pet, reduces scarring and is considered a less invasive surgical option.