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What is endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a non-surgical 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. Endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. There are many types of endoscopy. These studies are used to find different diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Upper endoscopy is used to look into esophagus, stomach, eluoderium and can help to identify different infections, gastric erosion, gastric esophageal volicer or tumors of these parts.
Colonoscopy is an examination of lower gastro-intestinal tract in an endoscope visualizing sismoid descending transverse and ascendry colon and all parts of large intestine. It can help to diagnose different ailments afflicting the large intestine like polyps, tumors or inflammatory bowel disease

A special form of endoscopy called ERCP is a technique to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas by seeing inside the stomach and duodenum.

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