Endoscopy is a pivotal medical procedure used to investigate and diagnose various conditions within the digestive tract. At Apollo Clinic Barrackpore, our team of skilled gastroenterologists utilizes state-of-the-art endoscopic techniques to provide precise and thorough assessments, facilitating effective treatment planning.
What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of a flexible tube with a light and camera, known as an endoscope, to examine the interior of the digestive tract. This versatile tool enables healthcare professionals to visualize and assess areas such as the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. Endoscopy is instrumental in diagnosing conditions such as gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, inflammation, and detecting abnormalities or tumors.
How is Endoscopy Conducted?
During an endoscopy procedure, the patient is usually sedated to ensure comfort. The endoscope is then gently inserted through the mouth or, in some cases, the rectum. As it advances through the digestive tract, the endoscope transmits real-time images to a monitor, allowing the gastroenterologist to thoroughly examine the lining of the targeted area. Biopsies may be taken if necessary, for further evaluation. The entire process is typically quick, and patients are monitored until the sedation wears off. Endoscopy is a valuable diagnostic tool, offering insights into various gastrointestinal conditions. At Apollo Clinic Barrackpore, our experienced gastroenterologists ensure a safe and efficient endoscopy experience, prioritizing patient comfort and accurate diagnostic outcomes.