Endoscopy means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. Endoscope can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line of-sight observation is not feasible.
Endoscope is a long, tube-like instrument with a lens and light. It may be inserted through a natural opening such as the mouth or anus. This examination allows specialists to check for abnormal tissue, irritations, ulcers and inflammation of internal organs. An endoscopy can also be used to extract tissue samples from the body (biopsy) or insert dye into a particular organ to create a clearer view under x-ray.
Before having an endoscope passed through the mouth, you must avoid food for several hours as food in the stomach can obstruct the consultant’s view. You are usually given laxatives before an endoscope is inserted into the rectum and colon. The examination is usually carried out with the patient under sedation, or general anaesthetic in some cases.
During an endoscopy procedure, it is also possible to treat a wide variety of disorders from bleeding to cancer. Specialized endoscopes and miniaturized instruments allow the physician to diagnose and treat cancers, stop life-threatening bleeding, and perform other procedures. These types of specialized treatments are considered advanced gastrointestinal interventional endoscopic procedures. Today, interventional endoscopy provides a safe, effective alternative to more invasive diagnostic techniques and / or surgery for several types of gastrointestinal conditions. Recovery is quicker, complications are few, and patients often go home the same day of the procedure.
At Zeus we are committed to provide safe, cost effective and minimal access endoscopy as a diagnostic procedure for all gastroenterology related disorders. Department of endoscopy in Zeus is continuously striving its best to scale newer heights in the pursuit of excellence, with an earnest and dedicated mind to uphold the noble profession. We are committed to make available to the public the benefits of the most modern and technological developments in the field of medical sciences with world class health care at an affordable price.