endoscopy

An endoscopy is when the inside of a person’s digestive system or other body cavities are examined using a long, thin flexible (or rigid) tube which has a light and a video camera (endoscope). The images of the inside of the person’s digestive tract can then be seen on a screen and also recorded so the doctors can check it again.

Our Endoscopy Services include:

Upper GI scoping - Viewing from the mouth through the esophagus, stomach and ending at the first part of the small intestine (duodenum)
Lower GI scoping - viewing different segment of the large intestine, rectum and anus
Cystoscopy - viewing the tubes that make up the urinary system

Your doctor may advise that you have an endoscopy if you suffer from the following problems:

  • - Vomiting of blood
  • - Feeling of fullness after eating little food
  • - Unexplained fullness and discomfort in the stomach
  • - Persistent abdominal pain
  • - Suspected peptic ulcer
  • - Persistent vomiting
  • - Unexplained anemia(low blood levels)
  • - Recurrent bloody mucoid stools
  • - Persistent diarrhea
  • - To take a sample (biopsy) of any suspected lesion in the digestive tract (such as polyps, cancer etc.)

Individuals with high risk for bowel cancers may find routine or more frequent endoscopies useful in their health or more frequent endoscopies useful in their care plans, such individuals’ includes those with:

  • - A close family member who suffered from cancer in the digestive tract
  • - A close family member who suffered from cancer of the breast, uterus, ovary of stomach
  • - A diet very high in red meat and fat and low in fruits
  • - Individuals who are 50 years and above
  • - Previous endoscopy results that show multiple polyps in the lower digestive tract
  • - A medical history of Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis

We also offer Cystoscopy as part of our Endoscopy Services. During cystoscopy, a scope is used to view the tubes that make up the Urinary System. Some reasons why a doctor may request a cystoscopy include:

  • - Difficulty in passing urine
  • - Pain during urination
  • - Blood in urine

There is NO LONG QUEUE LASTING MONTHS, (Endoscopies are done within a week)

Your report is ready on the same day of your endoscopy.