An endoscopy is a medical procedure in which your GI surgeon or Gastroenterologist uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body.Images of the inside of your body are relayed to a television screen.It allows surgeons to see problems within your body without making large incisions.A surgeon inserts an endoscope through a small cut or an opening in the body such as the mouth. An endoscope is a flexible tube with an attached camera that allows your doctor to see. Your doctor can use forceps and scissors on the endoscope to operate or remove tissue for biopsy.
Why do need an endoscopy?
Endoscopy procedure will help your doctor determine the cause of any abnormal symptoms you’re having
remove a small sample of tissue, which can then be sent to a lab for further testing; this is called an endoscopic biopsy
help your doctor see inside the body during a surgical procedure, such as repairing a stomach ulcer, or removing gallstones or tumors.
Endoscopy is typically used for:
Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia)
Persistent abdominal pain
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and Crohn’s disease