Endoscopy and Colonoscopy in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

Endoscopy and Colonoscopy in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

Endoscopy is a procedure that involves viewing the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) through a lit, flexible tube with a camera at the end (endoscope). Samples of tissues and cells (biopsies) can also be obtained and tested through this procedure for medical examination.

Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy combined are a group of tests in which the endoscopy and colonoscopy are performed concurrently. These combination procedures may aid in determining the source of your symptoms. An upper GI endoscopy is a procedure in which the endoscopist examines the lining of the gullet (oesophagus), stomach, and first section of the small intestine (duodenum).

Types of Endoscopy

Endoscopy is classified into two types,

Upper endoscopy - A tiny flexible tube put through the mouth is used to examine the oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine.

Colonoscopy - A flexible tube introduced into the rectum allows viewing the lining of the large intestine, colon, and rectum.

Endoscopy procedure

To help you relax, your doctor may spray a local anaesthetic into your throat or administer a sedative. The endoscope will then be passed into your mouth and into your oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum as you lie on your side. The endoscope does not obstruct your breathing. Most people find the test to be just mildly painful, and many fall unconscious during the process. Endoscopy and Colonoscopy in Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.

Colonoscopy Procedure

Colonoscopy is a relatively painless procedure. During the procedure, you may feel a bit of pressure, bloating, or cramps. You will almost certainly be given a sedative to help you relax and bear any discomfort.

While you lie on your side or back, your doctor will slowly insert a flexible tube (colonoscope) into your large intestine to check the lining. The surgery itself normally takes 45 to 60 minutes but will take two to three hours for waiting, preparation, and recovery.

Difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy

The endoscope is introduced through the mouth and throat into the oesophagus during traditional endoscopy. In contrast, the endoscope is introduced into the rectum into the big intestine during a colonoscopy. Both operations can be performed with light or deep sedation and various levels of anaesthetic.

After procedure

The doctor will explain the results of the examination to you, but you will have to wait for the results of the biopsies. If you were sedated during the surgery, you must have someone to drive you home and stay with you. Your judgement and reflexes may be sluggish for the remainder of the day after the procedure. Because of the air pushed into the colon during the examination, you may experience cramping or bloating. When you pass gas, this should go away fast. Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals for the best treatment.

You should be able to eat after the examination, although your doctor may restrict your diet and activity, particularly if polyps are removed.

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