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What is Endoscopy?

In very simple words, endoscopy is the process (operation) to examine patient’s body by using an endoscope. To do endoscopy, doctor uses endoscope and inserts it in patient’s body through a natural opening of body, or by a small surgical cut.

It is a nonsurgical procedure use to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor.

During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine.

A special form of endoscopy called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography, or ERCP, allows pictures of the pancreas, gallbladder, and related structures to be taken. ERCP is also used for stent placement and biopsies.

Endoscopic ultrasound or EUS combines upper endoscopy and ultrasound examination to obtain images and information about various parts of the digestive tract.

No need to worry, it is not panic process!

Gynaecological Endoscopy

Gynaecological Endoscopy is one kind of surgical discipline which is made in order to diagnose female disorders regarding infertility. And that is why it plays a vital role in the highest Test Tube baby success. In KD Hospital, if we found any complexity, we suggest our patients to go for advanced endoscopy; hence we can easily diagnose the exact reason behind infertility and Gynecological Diseases and then commence a related treatment.

It is a fact that IVF treatment is more costly in compare of normal maternity treatment. So, before go ahead in IVF treatment, it is better to go for advanced endoscopy to choose the right treatment, otherwise failure can breakdown to patient by physically, mentally and financially. Our IVF experts’ team will give best fertility services for successful results.

Gynaecological Endoscopy takes in Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy. Hysteroscopy is made to find out any uterine cavity defects. Similarly, Laparoscopy is made to find out any abdominal cavity defects. Both treatments are safe enough and take small time period, plus recovery comes fast, so patient can leave the clinic after two to three hours by doctor’s permission. Moreover, there are very less side effects of these processes and it is cost effective in compare of classic surgery.

Prepare for an Endoscopy

Doctor will give you complete instructions on how to prepare. Most types of endoscopy require you to stop eating solid foods for up to 12 hours before the procedure. Some types of clear liquids, such as water or juice, might be allowed for up to two hours before the procedure. Your doctor will clarify this with you.

Doctor may give you laxatives or enemas to use the night before the procedure to clear your system. This is common in procedures involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the anus.

Prior to the endoscopy, doctor will do a physical examination and go by your complete medical history, including any prior surgeries.

Be sure to tell your doctor about any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter drugs and nutritional supplements. Also alert your doctor about any allergies you might have. You may need to stop taking certain medications if they might affect bleeding, especially anticoagulant or anti-platelet drugs.

You may want to plan for someone else to drive you home after the procedure because you might not feel well from the anesthesia.

Is Endoscopy Safe?

Endoscopy is very safe; however, the procedure does have a few potential complications, which may include:

  • Perforation (tear in the gut wall)

  • Reaction to sedation

  • Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Pancreatitis as a result of ERCP