What is Endoscopy
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a video monitor. With flexible endoscopy , we will be able to directly visualise and diagnose various anal, rectal and colonic conditions like ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, cancers, diverticulosis, polyps. It also forms a very effective surveillance tool for Colon and rectal Cancer’s and hence forms a very important tool in the hands of a Best Colo Rectal Surgeon.
An endoscopy procedure might be recommended to investigate the following symptoms:
- difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
- persistent abdominal pain
- chest pain that isn’t caused by heart-related conditions.
- persistent nausea and vomiting
- unexplained weight loss
- vomiting blood
- persistent diarrhoea
- blood in your stools
If the gullet (oesophagus), stomach or first part of the small intestine needs to be examined, it’s known as a gastroscopy.