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Endoscopy is a valuable medical procedure that allows doctors to visualize and examine the internal organs and tissues of the body, helping to treat and diagnose a variety of medical conditions.
During an endoscopy procedure, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it is inserted through the mouth, nose, or rectum, and guided to the area of interest. The camera captures images of the internal organs and tissues, which are transmitted to a monitor for the doctor to view. The doctor can then make a diagnosis or perform a treatment based on what is seen on the monitor.
Endoscopy is a safe procedure that is usually performed on an outpatient basis. It is minimally invasive, meaning that there is little, or no scarring and the recovery time is short. Most patients can return to normal activities the same day or the day after the procedure.
With advanced technology, skilled medical professionals we offer a comprehensive approach to medical care, ensuring that they receive the best possible treatment and outcomes.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I prepare for an endoscopy?
Your doctor will give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, which may include fasting for a period of time before the procedure, taking medication to prepare the bowel, or adjusting medication that you are currently taking. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure that the procedure is safe and effective.
Is endoscopy painful?
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that causes minimal discomfort. The doctor may use local anesthesia or conscious sedation to help you relax and minimize discomfort during the procedure. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities soon after the procedure.
What can I expect after endoscopy?
After the procedure, you may experience mild bloating, cramping, or a sore throat. These symptoms typically resolve on their own within a few hours. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for yourself after the procedure and when to follow up. If you experience severe pain, fever, or other concerning symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.