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Urethral stent placement is a technique used for obstructive urinary tract diseases. Most commonly this technique is used in cases of cancer of the lower urinary tract. It buys some extra time in cases of terminal cancer of the urinary tract. It also increases survival time of patients with cancer in the urethra only. These cancers are usually not resectable and no effective treatment is available. Urethral stents can lead to temporary incontinence in female dogs. Its benefits usually last for 2-4 months, and occasionally much longer.
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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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