Endoscopic services are housed in the operation theatre complex located on the third floor of the hospital. The hospital has the highly advanced video endoscopy system.
Endoscopy is the examination of the internal body organs by means of small diameter flexible tubes called endoscopes. The tip of the endoscope has a small camera like device which takes live images of the internal organs. These images are stored in a computer and the report of the procedure is given immediately. One either can obtain prints of the images or can copy them onto a disk.
Endoscopy is usually done on the digestive and respiratory systems.
Gastroscopy/ OGD scopy/ upper gastro-intestinal [GI] endoscopy is performed for evaluating the upper digestive tract. Gastroscopy is done to evaluate complaints arising in the abdomen. It can detect the reasons for heartburn, upper abdominal pain, vomiting, blood vomiting etc. The patient is required to stay on an empty for about 5-6 hours. The internal lining of the oesophagus (food pipe), stomach, and duodenum (initial part of the small intestine) are analysed in this process.
Colonoscopy/ lower GI endoscopy is the evaluation of large intestine (also called as colon). Colonoscopy is carried to detect the reasons for complaints like constipation, diarrhoea, blood motions, lower abdominal pain, etc. Besides these, it can also help in screening patients who are at risk for developing diseases in the large intestine (also called as colon). The procedure requires an intake of liquid solution on the previous night to empty the large intestine of stools.
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography):
This highly advanced endoscopic procedure is done for the diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the bile duct and pancreas. The most common complaints for which this test is performed jaundice.
Bronchoscopy –is the endoscopy done for respiratory complaints.