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    Capsule endoscopyWhat is a capsule endoscopy?

    A capsule endoscopy is a procedure used to examine the small bowel. It is a relatively new and non-invasive way of providing your doctor with visual images of your small bowel using an electronic, pill-sized, photographic camera inside a capsule.

    The capsule is swallowed and takes pictures of the small bowel. Since the small bowel is fairly difficult to investigate using traditional methods, the use of a capsule camera has helped to improve and simplify diagnostics in this area. For obscure GI bleeding, for example, the 'diagnostic yield' of capsule endoscopy is usually considered to be much greater than that of any other current imaging procedure.

    Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:01
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    Gastroscopy

    What’s a gastroscopy?

    A gastroscopy is an examination of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). This is done using a thin, flexible, tube-like telescope called an endoscope. The endoscope is passed through the mouth and into the gullet. The test may also be simply referred to as an endoscopy, or OGD (oesophagogastro-duodenoscopy).

    A gastroscopy is useful for finding out what is causing symptoms, or as a check-up for certain gastrointestinal conditions. During the procedure, your doctor may take a biopsy – a sample of the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum – for laboratory analysis.

    Gastroscopy is routinely done as a day-case procedure, with no overnight stay. You may be given a sedative to help ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. After sedation, most people have very little memory of the test.

    Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:47
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    Colonoscopy

    What is a colonoscopy?

    A colonoscopy procedure is an examination of the lining of the colon (large bowel) using a thin, flexible, tube-like telescope called a colonoscope. This is carefully passed through the back passage and into the colon.

    A colonoscopy is useful for finding out what is causing symptoms, or as a check-up for certain bowel conditions. During the colonoscopy procedure, your doctor may take one or more biopsies (samples of the lining of the colon) for examination in a laboratory. It’s also possible to remove polyps (small lumps of tissue that may be found on the colon lining).

    Colonoscopy is routinely done as a day-case procedure, with no overnight stay. It’s usually performed under sedation to help ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. After sedation, most people have very little memory of the test.

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 18:09
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    ERCP

    What is ERCP?

    ERCP is abbreviation for…

    Endoscopic
    R
    etrograde
    C
    holangio
    P
    ancreatography

    Endoscopic refers to the use of an instrument called an endoscope - a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and light on the end. The endoscope is used by a highly trained subspecialist, the gastroenterologist, to diagnose and treat various problems of the GI tract. The GI tract includes the stomach, intestine, and other parts of the body that are connected to the intestine, such as the liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

    Retrograde refers to the direction in which the endoscope is used to inject a liquid enabling X-rays to be taken of the parts of the GI tract called the bile duct system and pancreas.

    Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:22
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