All You Need To Know About Endoscopy

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All You Need To Know About Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a medical procedure that uses an endoscope. An endoscope is a small, tube-like instrument that is inserted into the body through a small incision. It is a flexible tube with a light and camera that sends pictures of the inside of your body to a video screen.

Types of endoscopy procedures include -

Doctors use endoscopy to diagnose diseases in the following parts of the body:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Colon
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Throat
  • Heart
  • Urinary tract
  • Joints
  • Abdomen

Other reasons for endoscopy include:

  • Abdominal, gynecologic and pelvic organ conditions
  • Joint and orthopedic conditions
  • Lower gastrointestinal conditions
  • Lung and airway conditions
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) conditions
  • Urinary system conditions

Benefits of endoscopy

  • Minimum blood loss associated with surgery
  • No incision and no scars
  • Less pain after surgery.
  • Less risk of infection.
  • No muscle contraction is required
  • Faster recovery
  • Quick discharge and most patients go home the same day

General risk of endoscopy include -

  • Risk of bleeding complications increases after endoscopy, if the endoscopy procedure involves removing a piece of tissue for testing or treating a digestive system problem.
  • The risk of infection increases when additional procedures are performed with endoscopy. Infection can be cured by some antibiotics. Most of the infections are minor.
  • Tearing of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Adverse reaction to sedation or anesthesia.
  • Small pain or discomfort in the area of endoscopy.
  • Complication related to preexisting conditions like high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Endoscopy procedures have immensely increased over time because of its success rates. To understand more about its procedure, scope, advantages, and risk factors visit the best endoscopy hospital in Basavanagudi Bangalore. At Himas Hospital, we deliver exceptional surgical healthcare services with the highest standard of care and latest technology.

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