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Abdominocentesis is the process of inserting a small gauge needle into the abdomen to evaluate if fluid is present and obtain a sample for further testing. This quick procedure can be done on an outpatient basis, will not typically require sedation and may be performed with ultrasound guidance. If excessive abdominal fluid is causing discomfort, abdominocentesis might also be recommended as a palliative treatment.
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Internal Medicine

VCA ASEC's Board Certified Internists, Dr. Betty Chow, Dr. Todd Cohen and Dr. Sam Trivedi are leading experts at performing minimally invasive laser & endoscopic procedures. They handle complex disease conditions of the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital system, endocrine organs, lungs, and immune system. VCA ASEC offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services, working closely with the primary veterinarian to give pets the highest level of care.

Internal Medicine Department’s Services

  • Cystoscopy
  • Gastroduodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Vaginourethroscopy
  • Ultrasonography & guided aspirates/biopsies
  • Transtracheal wash
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • Oncologic evaluation
  • Arthrocentesis
  • PEG and esophagostomy tube placement
  • Laser Lithotripsy
  • Laser Ectopic Ureter Ablation
  • Endoscopic-Assisted Gastropexy
  • Contrast Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study

 

Our Internal Medicine Services

Abdominocentesis
Arthrocentesis
Bronchoalveolar Lavage BAL
Bronchoscopy

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