Endoscopy is a procedure where a specialist doctor places a small flexible tube with a light source and a video camera at the end to examine the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal tract can be examined via the mouth or the anus.
This test is frequently performed in patients who have problems such as:
Endoscopy is also performed as a screening test for patients who are at risk of stomach cancer or colon cancer. A screening colonoscopy is recommended for the average-risk adult who is 50 years old and above. Anyone who has a strong family history of colon cancer, such as a first or second degree relative with the illness, should commence colon cancer screening at an earlier age. e.g. from 40 years old.
Endoscopic procedures performed at Admiralty Medical Centre include: