Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a procedure that allows doctors to view the digestive tract via an endoscope, which is a fiber-optic tube that has a small camera and light at its tip. The scope is inserted via the mouth or anus. This procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy is utilized to diagnose abdominal pain and the complaints associated with it. This discomfort can be indicative of cancer; therefore we feel it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention if a patient is experiencing this.
An EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) is utilized to diagnose problems in the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract. An EGD is performed with an endoscope, a fiber-optic tube with a light and camera at its tip, which is inserted into the mouth. The endoscope is advanced slowly through the pharynx, reaching and examining the esophagus, stomach, and the first and second portions of the small bowel. This procedure takes approximately 5 to 20 minutes.
An EGD is performed to diagnose numerous gastrointestinal symptoms such as:
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A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure that is used to detect changes or abnormalities of the colon. An endoscope, a tube that has a camera and light at its tip, is inserted into the anus, advanced through the rectum reaching the colon. This allows for physicians to obtain images of the colon and to properly diagnose the internal issue. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes.
A colonoscopy is performed to diagnose numerous gastrointestinal symptoms such as:
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