Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure which involves looking and examining of an individual’s gastrointestinal tract using an endoscope. The procedure allows our doctor to further identify the symptoms causing disorders of an oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, biliary system, liver and pancreas.
As the endoscope device is a small and flexible tube, with a light and camera, this instrument can be inserted into the body through patient’s natural opening, such as patient’s mouth or through the bottom.
key points about endoscopy:
- Endoscopies are quick and relatively safe procedures.
- The first endoscope was designed in 1806.
- The main reasons for endoscopy are investigation, confirmation, and treatment.
- Endoscopy can be used to remove tumours or polyps from the digestive tract.
- The procedure will depend to some level on the reason for the endoscopy.
There are three main reasons for working an endoscopy:
To examine if an individual is experiencing vomiting, abdominal pain, breathing disorders, stomach ulcers, difficulty swallowing, or gastrointestinal bleeding by through endoscope to search for a cause