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Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a non-invasive medical procedure that employs a flexible tube with a camera to visually examine internal organs. Gastroscopy targets the upper gastrointestinal tract, while colonoscopy focuses on the colon and rectum. These procedures serve as crucial diagnostic tools, allowing healthcare providers to assess and diagnose conditions within the digestive system.

Endoscopy

What you should know about Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of a flexible, lighted tube with a camera (endoscope) to examine the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum. During the procedure, the patient is usually sedated to minimise discomfort. The endoscope is then passed through the mouth and guided down the throat to provide real-time visual images of the digestive organs.

 

Gastroscopy can detect and diagnose various conditions, including:

  • Gastric Ulcers

  • Inflammation

  • Tumours or Growths

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Celiac Disease

Colonoscopy

A Colonoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of a flexible, lighted tube with a camera (colonoscope) to examine the interior of the colon and rectum. During the procedure, the patient is typically sedated for comfort. The colonoscope is inserted through the anus and is guided through the entire length of the colon.

 

Colonoscopy is effective in detecting and diagnosing various conditions, including:

 

  • Colorectal Polyps

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding 

  • Changes in Bowel Habits

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