An endoscopy is a medical procedure, which is used to examine the inside of the body. During an endoscopy the physician will insert a long flexible tube with a light source (an endoscope) into the body to examine a specific location. This is a routine non-surgical procedure used to diagnosis and monitor cancers.
There are different types of endoscopies, depending upon where exactly in the body the patient will be examined.
Types of endoscopy offered at the hospital include:
During an endoscopy a sample of tissue may be taken from the organs – this is called a biopsy. This sample is used for further diagnostic analysis by the Haematology Department