An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined internally using an endoscope.
An endoscopy is usually carried out while a person is awake. Before the procedure, a sedative (medication that has a calming effect) may be given to help the patient relax.
The Nile hospital Endoscopy Unit is a self-contained unit specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of gastro-intestinal and bowel disorders which is headed by a team of consultant.Gastroenterologists and surgeons. The unit is equipped with the latest high definition, video scopes and carries out a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
For cases with possible small bowel lesions which cannot be seen by upper or lower endoscopies the unit provide the service of capsule endoscopy through video camera capsule which is swallowed and transmit serial pictures of the gastrointestinal tract showing any diseases in the small bowel
Also Endoscopies are commonly used for the diagnosis of cancer. They are used for biopsies - taking samples of tissue to find out whether it is cancerous. Thanks to an endoscope, biopsies of the intestines can be done without the need for major surgery.