The Endoscopy suite of BDC is equipped with the latest OLYMPUS EVIS EXERA III CV-190 series endoscopes/colonoscopes, giving us the power to clearly visualize lesions in the GI tract for early treatment.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy is the examination of the gastrointestinal tract using a flexible tube with a light source, camera and channels for air/water and other instruments. Endoscopy can be done for the upper gastrointestinal tract – Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (Gastroscopy for short or upper endoscopy) comprising the oesophagus, stomach and the initial parts of the small intestine or for the lower gastrointestinal tract – Colonoscopy for the entire large intestine or Proctosigmoidoscopy for the initial part of the large colon.
Gastroscopy is useful in the detection of ulcers in the oesophagus (Food pipe), stomach or in the initial parts of the small intestine. Bleeding from ulcers or exposed / distended vessels can be seen and treated. Cancers as well as other growths in the upper gastrointestinal tracts are visualized and managed. Foreign bodies in the upper GI tract can be removed using the endoscope.
Colonoscopy is a very useful tool for colorectal cancer screening. Patients with longstanding lower abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea should have a colonoscopy done. Your doctor may request a colonoscopy for someone being investigated for anaemia and weight loss of unknown cause. Polyps (small growths in the wall of the colon) can be removed during this procedure. Haemorrhoids (piles) can also be identified and treated during colonoscopy, without the need for an open surgery.