A nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor.
Endoscopy can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. In other words, endoscopy allows your doctor to identify and determine how to best treat conditions that appear in the upper or lower part of your digestive system. Endoscopy is the best means of early detection for several forms of cancer.
During the procedure, a variety of instruments can be passed through the working channel of an endoscope, permitting your doctor to treat many digestive problems with little or no discomfort to you. During the procedure, throughout which you will be sedated, your doctor can open narrowed areas of the esophagus or stomach, remove polyps and swallowed objects, or treat upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy is frequently used in conjunction with major abdominal surgery to treat bleeding, greatly reducing the need for post-surgical blood transfusions.
At GVM International offer its patients the following endoscopic examinations:
All the above types of endoscopy provide an opportunity not only to examine the mucous membrane of the internal organs, but to take a scraping or a biopsy for further laboratory studies.
In GVM International endoscopic examination under anesthesia can also be performed, in case if there are certain indications. The team of professionals ensures execution of diagnostic procedures for a 10-minute period. It minimizes the impact of drugs on the human body.