Endoscopy is a medical procedure that allows the specialist to observe the inside of the body and provide the right treatment options. As a long flexible tube, the endoscope includes a lens at one end, along with a video camera that is used to examine the patient’s body. The tube’s lens is inserted into the patient to allow the light to pass into the tube to illuminate the relevant areas the specialist would need to examine. With a video camera, they can magnify the areas of concern to project it onto a television screen. This allows doctors to check and examine the underlying issues inside the body. Usually, an endoscope is inserted through the mouth, urethra, or anus.
Endoscopes are mainly designed for simple surgical procedures where you can:
Endoscopes are used for various purposes on different parts of the body. Each has its own name depending on the body part being examined.
When there is a need to evaluate the issues associated with the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, an endoscopy is performed. Symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, or nausea. Upper endoscopy is used to assist in treating various conditions, including benign growth such as polyps, retrieving objects swallowed accidentally, or treating the upper gastrointestinal bleeding.