One of the most helpful nonsurgical techniques that enables gastroenterologists to thoroughly inspect a patient's digestive tract is endoscopy. An endoscope, a flexible tube with a connected light and camera, is used for the procedure. A tiny incision or other opening, such as the mouth, is used to enter the tube into your body, allowing your doctor a clear view of your digestive system.
Endoscopy is useful for examining the digestive tract visually without the necessity for significant surgical incisions and is employed as a diagnostic technique to determine the root of unusual symptoms. Additionally, it can be utilized to take tissue samples, as in an endoscopic biopsy. Additionally, endoscopy can be utilized to treat some gastrointestinal problems, such as gallstone removal or stopping ulcer bleeding.