Endoscopy Services in Kondapur, Hyderabad
Endoscopy is a diagnostic test done to diagnose diseases of the digestive or respiratory tract. It helps the doctor to examine the inside of your body. The test can be performed as an outpatient, in-patient, or as an emergency.
What Is Endoscopy?
Endoscopy is a procedure performed to see inside your body to see the organs of the respiratory and digestive tract. It helps in the proper evaluation and diagnosis related to your digestive or respiratory system.
Why Endoscopy Is Needed?
Endoscopy is needed in the following cases:
- It is used as a diagnostic test to identify the diseases of the digestive and respiratory system
- It is used as a screening test to prevent diseases such as colon cancer
- It is used as a therapeutic test to give proper treatment or for the removal of abnormal tissues
How Endoscopy Is Done?
Endoscopy can be done in the outpatient unit, inpatient department, or emergency room.
During an endoscopy procedure, the physician will insert a tube into your body. The tube is fitted with a camera at its end that helps the physician to clearly see the desired part of your digestive and respiratory system. The doctor can also attach a small instrument through the tube for removing a small tissue to send it for biopsy.
What Are The Different Endoscopy Services?
Your doctor may ask for a specific type of endoscopic test depending on your symptoms. A colonoscopy is done as a screening test to diagnose polyps that could cause colon cancer.
Apollo hospitals offer a wide range of endoscopic surgeries focusing on a particular organ or area in your body.
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Different endoscopic services are:
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
This test is done for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the upper digestive tract. The doctor will insert an endoscope through your mouth which passes through the different parts of your digestive tract and helps to examine the organs for determining specific disease.
Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
This test is performed to examine the large intestine and rectum for the diagnosis of the cause of specific symptoms such as bleeding, ulcers, and outgrowths of cells that can cause cancer.
This test is done for examining the inside of your windpipe (trachea) and paths leading to your lungs which are called bronchi. The doctor may use it for removing samples of tissues for examination in the laboratory using a microscope.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
This process is used by a doctor for diagnosing and treating the problems related to the digestive organs. In this procedure, X-ray and endoscope are used together to detect the abnormalities of related organs.
It is a diagnostic test done by a doctor to determine and see the inner parts of your large intestine. It helps in determining the cause of symptoms of digestive diseases such as constipation, diarrhoea, pain in the abdomen, and bleeding.
It is a diagnostic test done to see the parts of the small intestine. It helps to identify the causes of different symptoms. A small camera is attached in a capsule and it is then passed through the digestive organs. The camera transmits video images and records.
Endoscopy is an important diagnostic test performed at Apollo Kondapur for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to your digestive and respiratory tract. It is a simple test that may be performed at an outpatient department or in an emergency.
You will receive some medication during the procedure that can impair your judgment and perception. Therefore, you should bring someone along with you to drive you home after the procedure.
You may experience little or no pain after the procedure. If you have upper GI tract endoscopy, you may feel pain in the throat that can be relieved by taking warm liquids or pain medication. If you have a colonoscopy, you may feel cramps, gas, or pain in the rectum. Drinking warm liquids can give you relief from the cramps.
You can eat anything you want to eat but you should avoid eating or drinking anything at least 8-10 hours before the procedure. Also, follow the instructions given by your doctor.