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What is Endoscopy? It is a procedure used to view and operate on the internal organs and blood vessels of the body. Endoscopy is generally a mistake for a test only to evaluate the digestive system. However, endoscopy has a wider scope.
What are the types of endoscopy?
Based on the area investigated, endoscopy can be:
· Arthroscopy for joints
· Bronchoscopy for lungs
· Colonoscopy for colon
· Upper GI endoscopy
· Laparoscopy for abdomen or pelvis
· Hysteroscopy for uterus
· Cystoscopy for bladder
Endoscopy can be used either as a:
· Diagnostic tool
· Surgical approach
Endoscopy is used to diagnose and treat:
· Source of bleeding
· Polyps (group of abnormal tissues)
· Inflammatory bowel disease
· Small tumors
How does it work?
Step 1: Sedatives are administered
Step 2: Surgeon inserts an endoscope to access the target site through a small cut or an opening in the body (nose, mouth, or rectum)
Step 3: Abnormalities are seen in the monitor.
Step 4: Tissue samples are collected by passing surgical instruments through the tube.
Latest techniques in endoscopy
Capsule endoscopy – A capsule with a tiny camera is swallowed that transmits the images as it passes through.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – Endoscopy and x-rays are combined to treat pancreatic and bile diseases.
Chromo endoscopy – Dyes are instilled before endoscopy to identify any lesions.
Endoscopic ultrasound – High-frequency sound waves are used to identify diseases of the lung and digestive system.
Narrowband imaging – Filtered light is used for better visualization of internal organs.
Capsule endoscopy: It is the latest technique that uses a small-sized video capsule to examine the digestive tract.
How does capsule endoscopy work?
Sensors are attached to the chest and stomach areas with a data recorder attached to a belt around the waist. The capsule that contains the camera is swallowed. The swallowed capsule transmits video images to the data recorder. The recorded images are displayed on the computer. The capsule is naturally passed out from the body.
How long is the procedure?
It is a day-care procedure lasting for about 30-60 minutes. The patient stays in the recovery unit until the effect of sedatives wear-off.
· You are advised: not to eat or drink 12 hours before the procedure.
· Avoid strenuous activities
It may require some time to feel well enough to go about your daily business. Contact the gastroenterologist if any problem persists.
Endoscopy is a very safe and effective procedure. The complications are very rare and minimal. View Endoscopy Upper GI Price in Faridabad offered by all the labs. Looking for the best Gastroenterologist in Faridabad within your budget. Contact Dr. Ram Chandra Soni for the right guidance.