Endoscopy involves a long, flexible tube inserted inside the body to examine internal organs and issues.
What is an Endoscope?
An endoscope is a flexible, thin tube having a bright light and a camera attached to the end. These tubes will get inserted into the body during endoscopy.
Why is an endoscopy required?
- To screen and identify cancers
- It helps diagnose a disease or its cause
The Doctor recommends endoscopy depending on the examination.
Types and uses of Endoscopies
Colonoscopy– To check into bowels and to find out their symptoms.
Colposcopy– To examine cervix.
Cystoscopy– To look inside the bladder. Tiny surgical instruments, at times, get started to treat specific bladder problems.
Gastroscopy– To check inside the throat, esophagus, and stomach. This test helps find out the causes of the symptoms.
Hysteroscopy– To examine the uterus.
Neuroendoscopy– To explore areas of the brain.
Arthroscopy– To examine joints.
Bronchoscopy– To check a Trachea and the lungs.
Depending on the type of endoscopy, a specific form of anesthetic is provided. Pain sensations are suppressed by anesthesia. Depending on the type of anesthetic received, one can experience being awake, sleepy, or both during the procedure. The medical team will provide “anesthesia care” under anesthesia, which includes keeping an eye on Body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate.
The Doctor will study and perhaps record images captured by the endoscope during the procedure. In addition, they will carry out any operations. This can involve obtaining tissue for analysis for further analysis.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 16 JULY 2022