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Endoscopy

Endoscopy is used in medicine to look inside the body, particularly hollow organs and cavities. This is done using an endoscope, which is a very small, tubular instrument that is inserted into the body to relay live feedback to a monitor. This can be used to diagnose patients or to assist with surgeries.

Our endoscopy unit allows diagnostic procedures and treatments for a number of gastroenterology and urology conditions.

These procedures and treatments use an endoscope – this is a flexible tube with a light and camera attached which transmits live images from inside your body to a colour screen.

The use of an endoscope allows the doctor to view and diagnose your condition through a non-surgical procedure.

In some cases, treatment can be made at the same.

A Colonoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine the lining of your bowel wall and colon to help diagnose and treat diseases of your lower gastrointestinal tract.

A Sigmoidoscopy examines the lower 20 inches of your sigmoid colon and rectum. It is used to screen for colorectal cancer or intestinal polyps (small abnormal growths that can become cancerous).

A Cystoscopy is a procedure to look inside the bladder using a thin camera called a cystoscope. The cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and passed into the bladder to allow the doctor to see inside.

Endoscopy Procedures

  • Colonscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Combined Gastroscopy and Colonscopy
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Endoscopy

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