What is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a medical procedure where the doctor uses a special instrument to examine the internal organs of the body. The special instrument used is called an endoscope. This procedure helps the doctor to check any problem within the body. The endoscope is inserted through the natural openings like mouth or rectum, or by making a small incision. This procedure helps in viewing the live status of the internal organs on a monitor.
There are several types of endoscopies and they are
What are the advantages of Endoscopy?
What are the indications of Endoscopy?
Indications of endoscopy are
What is the preparation for Endoscopy?
What are the steps involved in Endoscopy?
Different types of endoscopies have different steps. Common steps involved in endoscopy are
What is the post-procedure care/recovery care for Endoscopy?
Who can perform this [Right specialist type for Endoscopy]?
Different types of endoscopies are performed by different specialists. Some of the specialists who can perform endoscopy are
What is the cost of Endoscopy?
Cost of an endoscopy depends on
The minimum cost in Bangalore starts at Rs.2,000.
An average cost in Bangalore is approximately Rs.6,000.
The maximum cost in Bangalore can rise up to Rs.10,000.
Is Endoscopy a major surgery or minor surgery?
There are different types of endoscopies and the severity [major or minor procedure] depends on the type of endoscopy performed by your doctor.
What are the minimum and maximum age required for Endoscopy?
Generally, there is no age restriction to undergo endoscopy. Anyone with abnormal symptoms that are not responding to treatment can prefer this procedure.
What is the eligibility criteria for Endoscopy?
What is the ineligibility criteria for Endoscopy?
What are the risks and complications associated with Endoscopy?
Risks and complications associated with endoscopy are
How long does it take to complete Endoscopy?
The time required to complete an endoscopy depends on
Overall, an endoscopy requires about 10 minutes to 1 hour to complete the examination of a specific area.
What is the recovery time?
Different types of endoscopy take different recovery time. However, an individual who undergo any type of endoscopy recovers within 15 minutes to 2 hours.
What is the success rate of Endoscopy?
The success rate of endoscopy depends on
Is Endoscopy painful?
During endoscopy, local anesthesia will be given to the patient to numb the specific area of the body. So, most patients who undergo endoscopy does not feel pain and may experience similar to the discomfort, indigestion, or sore throat.
Is Endoscopy Permanent?
Endoscopy is utilized to check the internal organs of the body through an opening or small surgical incision. This may not be permanent because the doctor removes the tube from the opening after completion of the examination.
What are the long-term results of Endoscopy?
It depends on the type of endoscopy used based on the health condition of a patient. Some of the long-term results for most of the endoscopies are
What Endoscopy can detect?
Endoscopy can detect
There are several types of endoscopies and each type can detect abnormalities of the area where it is performed on the body.
What are the options if Endoscopy fails or not successful?
If endoscopy fails to check and diagnose the unusual symptoms, then the available option is open surgery.
What are the alternatives for Endoscopy?
Following are some of the alternatives to endoscopy for looking into the human body.
Are endoscopy and gastroscopy the same procedure?
No. Endoscopy is a medical procedure in which a special instrument is used to visualize and check the internal organs and parts of the body through a natural opening or by means of a small surgical incision. Whereas, gastroscopy is a type of endoscopy which inspects the upper gastrointestinal organs such as the esophagus, stomach, and the duodenum.
Are endoscopy and colonoscopy the same?
No. Colonoscopy is a type of endoscopy where the endoscope is utilized to visualize the lower gastrointestinal parts.
[ENDOSCOPE:- It is a special type of optical viewing instrument that is passed into the body to check and visualize the internal organs and part of the body.]
Can endoscopy detect colon cancer, lung cancer, fatty liver, ulcer?
While doing an endoscopy, if the doctor finds any abnormal layering or lining, then the endoscope is passed to it to collect the sample. Further, the sample is tested to check if any cancer is present or not. So, endoscopy may help to detect the presence of colon cancer and ulcers. Endoscopic ultrasound can detect lung cancers and upper endoscopy may help in the detection of fatty liver.
Can endoscopy detect pregnancy?
Endoscopy may not detect the pregnancy of a woman.