An Endoscopy is a collective term for examinations of the inside of the body by using a lighted, flexible instrument called an endoscope. In general, an endoscope is introduced into the body through a natural opening such as the mouth or anus. Types of endoscopes include:
Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows videos to be taken of the digestive tract as a pill, containing a miniature camera, passes through your digestive system over the course of eight hours. The pill transmits images wirelessly to a computer worn on your belt. This procedure focuses primarily on the part of the small bowel that can’t be easily reached by either a gastroscopy or colonoscopy.
Reason for Exam
Gastrointestinal blood loss
Abnormal imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
Chronic abdominal pain
Evaluation of Crohn’s disease
Surveillance of polyposis syndromes
Open Access Endoscopy
An Open Access Endoscopy allows your Doctor to provide a direct referral to our Gastroenterologists to have a routine endoscopic procedure without prior consultation with a Gastroenterologist.
The patient, who is referred by a Doctor, must have few or no other medical complaints to access this system. This ‘Open Access’ process provides the medical community and their patients with an efficient and timely gastrointestinal service.
Colonoscopy and gastroscopy are the most common procedures performed by Gastroenterologists on an ‘Open Access’ basis.