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). Ormiston Hospital has a dedicated team of endoscopists who regularly treat patients using the latest methods.
The images are then seen on a monitor so that the endoscopist can direct the movement of the endoscope. A highly safe and well practiced procedure.
Ormiston Hospital is equipped with the latest equipment that can allow for different instruments through the endoscope for the removal of samples or growths.
This technique is designed to help the doctor 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.
We also use endoscopy as part of our weight loss programme for the safe insertion of gastric balloons.