Careful viewing of the lining of the colon is performed by insertion of a thin flexible tube with a tiny video camera on its tip while the patient is sedated. By passing instruments through the scope, benign growths called polyps, which may sometimes turn into colon cancer, can be removed, and areas of the colon that we want more information about, can be further examined under a microscope by painlessly removing tiny bits of tissue for biopsies.
Colonoscopy is often very useful to help us answer questions about the cause of blood in the stools, iron deficiency anaemia, chronic diarrhoea, and certain other symptoms. But, most colonoscopies nowadays are not done to investigate symptoms. In fact, they are performed for individuals who have NO symptoms related to the colon. These are referred to as “screening colonoscopies.”
The insertion through the mouth of a thin flexible tube with a tiny video camera and light on its tip to examine the lining of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum, performed while sedated. It can be helpful for the evaluation of symptoms of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum, and the diagnosis of such disorders as gastro-oesophageal reflux, coeliac disease, stomach ulcers, Barrett’s oesophagus or stomach cancer. Biopsies may be obtained during the procedure to aid in the arrival of an exact diagnosis.
A controlled stretching of narrowed areas of the oesophagus, such as strictures.
A shortened version of colonoscopy, intended to view only the lower of the colon and the rectum.
For ablation of various abnormal vascular structures of the upper and lower digestive system.
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