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Endoscopy is a medical procedure that a doctor performs to see inside a patient’s body. Doctors use the method to diagnose and examine:

  • The esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Colon
  • Joints
  • Abdomen

What is an Endoscope?

The doctor inserts an endoscope into a person’s body during an endoscopy. Most industrial endoscopes are skinny tubes with a power LED 175 light source and a tiny Karl Storz h3-z camera head or 495g Karl Storz at the end. The doctor needs to see its length and flexibility depending on the body’s part. Typically, an endoscope contains a channel that the doctor can put in tools. The tools mainly collect tissue and provide treatment.

Types of tools include:

  • Flexible forceps take a tissue sample.
  • Biopsy forceps remove a tissue sample or a suspicious growth.
  • Cytology brushes take cell samples.
  • Suture removal forceps remove stitches inside the body.

Different Types of Endoscopy, Name of Procedure, Name of Tool, Area or Organ Viewed, and How Endoscope Reaches the Target Area:

  • Anoscopy, Anoscope, Anus and rectum, and Inserted through the anus
  • Arthroscopy, Arthroscope, Joints, and Inserted through a small incision on the joint
  • Bronchoscopy, Bronchoscope, Trachea or windpipe and the lungs, and Inserted through the mouth
  • Colonoscopy, Colonoscope, Entire colon and large intestine, and Inserted through the anus
  • Colposcopy, Colposcope, Vagina and cervix, and Placed at the vagina’s opening after a speculum tool dilates the vagina. It is not inserted into the body.
  • Cystoscopy, Cystoscope, Bladder, and Inserted through the urethra
  • Esophagoscopy, Esophagoscope, Esophagus, and Inserted through the mouth
  • Sigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscope, Sigmoid colon, and Inserted through the anus
  • Laparoscopy, Laparoscope, The stomach, other abdominal organs, and female reproductive organs, including the ovaries, uterus, and oviduct. It is inserted through a tiny surgical opening in the abdominal area.
  • Proctoscopy, Proctoscope,  For rectum and sigmoid colon, which is the bottom part of the colon, and Inserted through the anus
  • Thoracoscopy, Thoracoscope, Pleura, which are the two membranes covering the lungs and lining the chest cavity, and structures surrounding the heart, and Inserted through a tiny surgical opening in the chest area
  • Gastroscopy, Gastroscope, For the stomach and duodenum, and Inserted through the mouth
  • Laryngoscopy, Laryngoscope, For the larynx or voice box, and Inserted through the mouth
  • Neuroendoscopy, Neuroendoscope, For the brain, and Inserted into a tiny surgical incision in the skull

Doctors who perform an endoscopy usually undergo thorough training to master the procedures. They are also are progressively learning about new developments in technology.

Newly discovered endoscopic methods include:

Virtual endoscopy– Unlike routine endoscopy, the doctor does not have to put an endoscope into the patient’s body. The tests add computed tomography (CT) scans of thin segments of the person’s body. A computer unites these images to come up with a complete view.

Capsule endoscopy– The patient swallows a tiny, vitamin-sized capsule coupled with a camera. The camera photographs the insides of the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine. The device is worn for approximately 8 hours to record the images. Then, the doctor reviews them.

Certified Endoscopy Products, LLC is known for selling quality medical imaging equipment. Please call us at 847-563-3255 to make an order or email our sales department at sales@certifiedendoscopy.com.

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