During an endoscopy, our doctor utilises specialised tools to inspect and treat your body's interior organs and blood arteries. It enables our physicians to view issues inside your body without having to make significant incisions. Through a small incision or hole in the body, for instance, the mouth, our surgeon uses an endoscope. A pliable tube with a camera mounted that lets our specialist examine are called an endoscope. To repair or retrieve tissue for a sample, our doctor can use tweezers and scissors on the endoscope. Contact Kapadia Hospital to know in detail about the procedure.
WHY DOES ONE NEED AN ENDOSCOPY?
With the aid of an endoscope, our doctor can inspect an organ up close without needing to make a significant incision. The endoscope's images are shown on a screen for our surgeon to see.
Endoscopy is frequently employed to:
Assist our physician in identifying the source of any unusual symptoms you are experiencing.
Do an endoscopic biopsy, which involves removing a small tissue specimen that can subsequently be submitted to a lab for medical tests.
Enable our surgeon to see within your body throughout a surgical intervention, for instance, the removal of tumours or gallstones or the treatment of a stomach ulcer.
If you exhibit any of the symptoms listed, our doctor might recommend an endoscopy:
Inflammatory bowel conditions (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Gastrointestinal bleeding without apparent cause
Obstruction in the oesophagus
Disease of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
Extraordinary vaginal bleeding
Pee with blood
Additional gastrointestinal problems
Before an endoscopy, our doctor will assess your concerns, conduct a physical check, and maybe order some blood samples. These testing will enable our doctor in determining the most likely reason for your symptoms. They may use these exams to ascertain whether the issues can be resolved without endoscopy or surgery.
HOW DOES ONE PREPARE FOR AN ENDOSCOPY?
You will receive detailed preparation guidelines from our doctor. You must refrain from consuming solid foods for a minimum of twelve hours before the majority of endoscopic procedures. Up to two hours prior to the treatment, clear beverages like water or juice may be consumed.
To help you empty your system the day before the process, our doctor might prescribe laxatives or enemas. This happens frequently with operations on the GI tract and the anus.
Our doctor will conduct a medical assessment and review your whole health records, along with any previous operations, before performing the endoscopy.
Make sure to let our doctor know about all of your prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as any dietary supplements you may be consuming. Inform our physician about any sensitivities you may have as well.
LATEST TECHNIQUES IN ENDOSCOPY TECHNOLOGY
Endoscopy is a technology that is always evolving, like most others. High-definition imaging is used by more recent endoscope versions to produce images that are incredibly detailed. Innovative methods also include endoscopy in surgical or imaging procedures. Here are a few examples of the most recent endoscopic innovations.
When other tests are inconclusive, a novel treatment plan for patients as a capsule endoscopy may be done. Capsule endoscopy involves swallowing a mini camera-filled pill. The capsule produces millions of photos of the intestines as it goes through your digestive system painlessly even without causing you any stress.
For the purpose of diagnosing or treating issues with the biliary and pancreatic ducts, ERCP blends X-rays with upper GI endoscopy.
In chromoendoscopy, the wall of the intestine is stained or dyed specifically for use during an endoscopic treatment. The dye makes it easier for our doctor to see any abnormalities in the intestinal wall.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
EUS combines endoscopy with ultrasonography. This enables medical professionals at Kapadia Hospital to view organs and other components that are normally hidden throughout a standard endoscopy. The tissue can then be removed from the organ or structure and examined under a microscope using a tiny needle. Fine needle aspiration is the name of this process.
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
EMR is a method that aids medical professionals in removing malignant tissue from the digestive system. In EMR, a fluid is injected beneath the aberrant tissue using a needle that is inserted through the endoscope. This makes it easier to eliminate the malignant tissue by separating it from the surrounding layers.
Narrow band imaging (NBI)
To aid increase the distinction between the arteries and the mucosa, NBI employs a specific filter. The mucosa is the digestive system's interior coating.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN ENDOSCOPY?
Most endoscopies are performed without a hospital stay at Kapadia Hospital. You can therefore return home that day. After the surgery, our doctor will sew up the incisional wounds and carefully cover them. You will receive advice from our doctor on how to take care of this wound by yourself.