In Video Endoscopy the images are viewed on a video monitor in the exam room. If your doctor sees anything unusual, such as polyps or cancer, he or she passes special surgical tools through the endoscope to remove tissue or collect a sample for biopsy. Endoscopy is a nonsurgical 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 on a color TV monitor.
- Administers a numbing spray to your throat and inserts a mouthguard to protect your teeth.
- Guides the endoscope through your mouth and down into the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
This procedure is used to check oesophagus and for stomach cancer. An upper endoscopy—called endoscopic gastroduodenoscopy (EGD)—is a procedure that helps find most stomach cancers. During this test, a doctor looks inside your stomach with a thin, lighted tube called an endoscope.