An endoscopy is used in medicine to look inside the body. The endoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body.
Endoscopy is a relatively quick procedure with very little downtime required; however, our highly skilled and professional care team will advise you on your personalised treatment plan including any preparation and downtime required.
During this procedure, biopsies can also be taken if necessary.
This is a 10 to 20-minute procedure performed under sedation in which the specialist uses a long, flexible tube to look directly at your gullet, stomach and the first part of your small intestine on a TV monitor.
During the test, the specialist can diagnose, take samples and sometimes treat problems through this instrument. Results are immediate, and when samples are taken, these are sent to the laboratory for further analysis.
This is a 30 to 40-minute procedure performed under sedation in which the specialist uses a long, thin and flexible tube to see the inside of your entire colon on a TV monitor.
During the test, the specialist can find, and has the possibility to remove most polyps and other growths through this instrument. Results are immediate, and when polyps or other samples are taken, these are sent to the laboratory for further analysis.
This high-tech camera within a capsule allows our doctors to provide a capsule endoscopy, which is a non-invasive way to investigate gastrointestinal bleeding, unexplained abdominal pain and conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
This process is pain-free and the capsule is excreted within 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.
Our highly skilled and professional care team will be able to discuss your treatment with you, as well as advising on any preparation or aftercare which is required.
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