An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with an attached lighted camera.
Depending upon the type of endoscopy needed, Endoscopy can be inserted through the mouth or rectum.
Endoscopy is generally performed by a gastroenterologist to evaluate a variety of symptoms and conditions including Pilonidal Sinus ,stomach pain, gallstones, difficulty swallowing, ulcers and polyps in the colon.
During an endoscopy, a doctor inserts a lighted, flexible tube called an endoscope into a natural body opening.
A camera attached in the endoscope allows the doctor to examine inside the patient’s body without invasive surgery.
Colonoscopy is known as an examination of the entire colon and gastroscopy is know as a visual examination of the stomach.