An endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that is commonly performed by doctors for various reasons. This non-surgical procedure involves inserting a slender, flexible tube called an endoscope into the body through a natural opening, such as the mouth or anus.
The endoscope is equipped with a camera and light source, which allows the doctor to visualize and examine the internal organs, tissues, or cavities.
An endoscopy may be needed to investigate and diagnose various medical conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, ulcers, tumors, polyps, bleeding, inflammation, or even cancer. By providing a direct and real-time view of the affected area, an endoscopy allows doctors to assess the extent of the problem, obtain tissue samples for further analysis, or even perform certain minimally invasive treatments. With its ability to provide valuable insights into the inner workings of the body, an endoscopy plays a crucial role in the accurate diagnosis and subsequent management of numerous medical conditions.