Endoscopy
An Endoscopy may also be called, upper endoscopy, EGD or esophagogastroduodenoscopy. An endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. A specialist in diseases of the digestive system (gastroenterologist) uses an endoscopy to diagnose and, sometimes, treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum). You may have an upper endoscopy done in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital. An endoscopy is a very safe procedure. Rare complications include: bleeding, infection, tearing of the gastrointestinal tract, and reaction to sedation. You can reduce your risk of complications by carefully following your doctor’s instructions for preparing for an endoscopy, such as fasting and stopping certain medications. You will need to stop drinking and eating up to eight hours before your endoscopy to ensure your stomach is empty for the procedure. An endoscopy typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on your situation.
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COLONOSCOPY
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to examine the colon or large intestine. Colonoscopies screen for colon polyps and prevention of colorectal cancer.
Flexsig
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a narrow tube with a light and tiny camera on one end looks inside your rectum and lower colon.
Cap Endo/Smart Pill
A capsule endoscopy camera sits inside a vitamin-size capsule you swallow. As the capsule travels through your digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder you wear on a belt around your waist.
Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube.
IV Infusion Therapy
Infusion refers to the administration of medications directly into a vein through a needle or catheter.
Advanced Endo
Advanced Endoscopy is a subspecialty within gastroenterology dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases using endoscopy tools available in a hospital setting.