Endoscopy is the process of looking inside body cavities, using a very small camera which is attached to the end of a long, flexible tube (endoscope).
The images are then seen on a monitor so that the endoscopist can direct the movement of the endoscope.
Ormiston Hospital is equipped with the latest and most modern equipment that allow different instruments through the endoscope for the removal of samples or growths.
With this technique, it helps the doctor to make a diagnosis either by seeing directly what is causing the problem or by taking a small tissue sample for examination under a microscope.
Endoscopy can also be used as a treatment for removal of swallowed objects in the esophagus (food pipe) and can view the healing of lesions.