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Advanced General Surgery

Endoscopy

Endoscopy
Endoscopy is a quick and relatively safe nonsurgical procedure that allows your Doctor to look inside your digestive tract. By using an endoscope, with a tiny camera attached, your Doctor moves it through your digestive tract and take pictures of the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine on a TV monitor. Also, the scopes are used for surgery, like removing polyps from the colon.

This procedure usually is an ambulatory procedure so an overnight stay in hospital is rarely necessary.


There are different varieties of Endoscopy:


  • Arthroscopy: for joints
  • Bronchoscopy: for lungs
  • Colonoscopy: for the large intestine
  • Cystoscopy: for urinary system
  • Laparoscopy: for abdomen or pelvis
  • Upper gastrointestinal Endoscopy: esophagus and stomach
  • Cholangiopancreatography: for pancreas or gallbladder.
There are different varieties of Endoscopy:
Why Do I Need an Endoscopy?

Why Do I Need an Endoscopy?

Doctors will usually recommend Endoscopy to evaluate:

  • Stomach pain
  • Ulcers, Gastritis, or trouble swallowing
  • Digestive tract bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Polyps

Endoscopy also used to manage a digestive tract problem. Such as to stop the bleeding of an ulcer, to remove polyps and prevent the Colon Cancer, to clean the bile ducts and more.
 

Prevention

 

 

First of all, please talk to your Doctor and he/she may recommend fasting for 6-8 hours before the procedure.