What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is the visual examination of the upper intestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon, rectum). This examination includes Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy. They can usually provide an immediate diagnosis. This examination is performed using a flexible tube which transmits the image inside the intestinal tract to a TV monitor using computer and fiber optic technology.
Endoscopy is a safe, minimally invasive procedure used to evaluate the interior surfaces of an organ. Ever since its invention, it has been the go-to option for examinations of the upper intestinal tract. Currently, it is also one of the most commonly performed diagnostic procedures around the world due to its flexibility and reliability. Endoscopes can also be used to inspect the colon through the rectum. Other than that, Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is conducted to examine the pancreas, gallbladder and other related structures.
Through the scope, we are able to see lesions, take small biopsies and retrieve some foreign objects. This makes it an invaluable option for early detection of cancerous tumours and polyps. If the doctor detects a tumour or unusual growth, a biopsy can be conducted for proper examination. Early detection of cancers will be able to boost treatment efficiency by a significant amount.
At Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre, we offer several procedures through a wide range of packages such as:
- Oesophagus Gastro Duodenoscopy Scope (OGDS)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Cystoscopy (Urology)
- Bronchoscopy (Respiratory)