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What is Endoscopic Surgery?
Endoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your body. It uses an instrument called an endoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The doctor moves it through a body passageway or opening to see inside an organ. Sometimes scopes are used for surgery, such as for removing polyps from the colon.
There are many different kinds of endoscopy. Here are the names of some of them and where they look.
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The end with the lens is inserted into the patient. Light passes down the tube to illuminate the relevant area, and the video camera magnifies the area and projects it onto a television screen so the doctor can see what is there. Usually, an endoscope is inserted through one of the body’s natural openings, such as the mouth, urethra, or anus. An endoscope in some methods is passed through a very tiny incision in the skin to the organ or for the specific area to be treated. Endoscopy is used for a number of diseases of the urinary tract such as ureteral strictures, kidney stones, ureter, tumors within the kidney collecting system, ureteropelvic junction obstruction and to eliminate obstruction in the kidney.
Endoscopes have been developed for many parts of the body. Each has its own name, depending on the part of the body it is intended to investigate, such as:
Bronchoscope - inserted down the trachea (windpipe) to examine the lung.
Colonoscope - inserted through the anus to examine the colon (bowel).
Gastroscope - inserted down the oesophagus to examine the stomach.
Duodenoscope - inserted through the stomach into the duodenum to inspect and perform procedures on the bile duct and /or pancreatic duct, called ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatogram).
Hysteroscope - inserted through the cervix to examine the uterus.
Cystoscope and ureteroscope - inserted via the urethra to inspect the urinary bladder and ureters.
The following conditions and illnesses are most commonly investigated or diagnosed with an endoscopy:
Biopsies - 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 or lungs can be done without the need for major surgery. This study explains that colonoscopy is the most effective screening option for colorectal cancer.
Surgery - Some surgical procedures can be carried out with a modified endoscope, such as the removal of the gallbladder, tying and sealing the fallopian tubes, and taking out small tumors and foreign objects from the lungs or digestive system. A study found that the removal through endoscopy of tumors that affect only the superficial layers of the esophagus can avoid complete extirpation of this part of the digestive tract.
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