Endoscopy means “to look inside.” Endoscopy is a procedure that looks inside the body using an endoscope — a flexible viewing tube with lenses. The scope has a small camera with a light on one end and an eyepiece on the other. Through fiber-optic technology and a video computer chip, the endoscope allows the physician to examine the inside of the body by transmitting an image to a video screen.
We offer several procedures at ECSM including colonoscopy, dilatation, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and upper endoscopy. All are used to detect and resolve any abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to cancer screening, endoscopy is also used to remove foreign bodies from the airways or gastrointestinal tract, to check for areas of abnormal bleeding, and to perform minor surgical procedures.