Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Endoscopic and Colonoscopic procedure specialists at Sahasra Hospital

In simple terms endoscopy means ‘to look inside’. In this procedure an endoscope is used to view the interior portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The endoscope is paired with a monitor and it relays images from within the body to the screen. In case a pathology is detected the doctor performs a biopsy or other minor procedures with the instruments present in the endoscope.

If the scope is passed from the mouth to look at the food pipe and stomach it’s called gastroscopy and if it is used to look at the bile duct it’s called ERCP.

In case the scope is passed from the rectum it’s called ‘colonoscopy’.

Know the symptoms

Endoscopy is generally performed for patients with the following complaints:

  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Prolonged symptoms of nausea and vomiting
  • Unexplained bloating of the stomach
  • Severe and frequent heartburn
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Vomiting blood or granular particles
  • Passing black or tarry stools
  • Unexplained loss of appetite/weight
  • Passing of stool with blood
  • Jaundice

Procedure step-by-step

  • You will be administered a local anesthetic before the test begins and a sedative may be administered if required.
  • You will then be made to lie on your side or back in a comfortable position as the endoscope is gently passed through your gastrointestinal tract.
  • The esophagus, stomach and duodenum or the colon (during colonoscopy) are then thoroughly examined.
  • Air is introduced into your stomach during the procedure to allow a better view of the stomach/colon lining. The procedure usually lasts 15 – 30 minutes.

Diagnostic Endoscopy

  • Upper GI bleed
  • Acid peptic disease, reflux disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Corrosive injury oesophagus and stomach

Therapeutic Endoscopy

  • Foreign body removal
  • Banding and clipping for esophageal and stomach bleed
  • Biopsy of oesophageal and stomach lesions/ tumours
  • Polyp removal
  • Palliative Stenting for esophageal and duodenal tumours
  • Dilatation for corrosive injury esophagus

Diagnostic Colonoscopy

  • Lower GI bleed
  • Diagnostic evaluation for altered bowel habbits

Therapeutic Colonoscopy

  • Polyp removal
  • Biopsy of colonic lesions / tumours
  • Control of lower GI bleed
  • Palliative stenting for rectal strictures

Side viewing Endoscopy/ ERCP

  • CBD stone removal
  • CBD stenting
  • Pancreatic duct stenting
  • Biopsy of ampullary lesions

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday09:00 – 18:00
Saturday9:00 – 16:00
Sunday9:00 – 14:00

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