Endoscopies are medical procedures to examine the inside of hollow organs for example the stomach or the intestine. Usually an Endoscopy is carried out via a flexible tube, the so called endoscope, which is inserted into the organ that is to be examined. The endoscope is equipped with a light and a videocamera so the pictures can be seen on a screen. SALAMTK doctor can inspect the mucosa of the organ and if needed can take tissue samples for further testing. Normally a general anesthesia is not required before an Endoscopy. However, the patient is sedated, meaning the patient will be put into a sleepy and very relaxed state.
The total endoscopy of the intestines is called Colonoscopy (Colon = large intestine, and scopy = looking). The doctor will use a special flexible instrument,
A Gastroscopy is a medical procedure, during which the stomach is examined with a flexible tube, the so called gastroscope.
Hysteroscopy is the endoscopic examination of the uterus. It is a useful procedure to check for any uterine abnormalities that might or might not be causing any symptoms.
Even in the absence of symptoms, it is strongly recommended for women and men of all ages to undergo annual routine preventive examinations.