Endoscopy

The Hospital has the latest endoscopes to perform a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that reduce complications, recovery time and costs.The hospital use three types of endoscopes to expertly diagnose and treat conditions ranging from bleeding ulcers, removing stones from the common bile duct, inserting stents in blocked bile ducts and treating cancerous tumours. The type of scope used depends on the portion of the GI tract being examined.

  • Gastroscope
  • Colonoscope
  • ERCPscope

Diagnostic Tests:

The department performs the full range of diagnostic tests using various types of scopes.

Colonoscopy:

This procedure is done by using an endoscope to examine rectum and colon (large intestine). It is used to diagnose the cause of bleeding, such as polyps, ulcerative colitis, haemorrhoids, piles, diverticulas and tumours.

Therapeutic Procedures

Endoscopes are frequently used as a therapeutic treatment.

Sclerotherapy.

It is used to treat oesophageal varices or bleeding vessels and bleeding duodenal ulcers. Typically, a coagulant or 'glue' is injected into the target enlarged veins through an endoscope.

Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (EVL):

Endoscopic Variceal Ligation (EVL):

Hemoclips

can be placed over bleeding arteries especially in an ulcer.Colonoscopy With the use of a colonoscope, polyps can be removed (Polypectomy), bleeding lesions like divrticuli, vascular malformation, varices and ulcers can be treated.

ERCP

(Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography) ERCP is a therapeutic tool used to treat a variety of conditions of the bile ducts and pancreas. It is popularly used to remove stones in the bile and pancreatic ducts. An ECRP scope is also used to insert stents into blocked bile and pancreatic ducts.