Providing Diagnosis And Screening For Gastrointestinal Problems

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Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy (or endoscopy) is an examination of the oesophagus (gullet or food pipe), stomach and duodenum (upper part of the small bowel) using a flexible telescope called a gastroscope.

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is the most common and best method for finding problems of the colon. It involves the insertion of a narrow tube through the rectum and throughtout the entire large intestine. It allows your doctor to look for any abnormalities and even remove pre-cancerous polyps, before they turn into cancer.

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Endoscope

A flexible scope is a long, thin, flexible tube about 1 cm in diameter and about 1 to 1.5m long that is designed to be introduced into a natural orifice (mouth or anus) and be advanced forward to view one or more internal organs.

Mission

  • To provide swift access to gastroscopy, colonoscopy and other diagnostic modalities so that tumours and other gastro-intestinal conditions are diagnosed and treated.
  • To seek out and appoint top endoscopists and surgeons to our panel of 'on call specialists.
  • To provide the best value with an affordable package price.
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What is a scope?

A flexible scope is a long, thin, flexible tube about 1 cm in diameter and about 1 to 1.5m long that is designed to be introduced into a natural orifice (mouth or anus) and be advanced forward to view one or more internal organs.

A scope has a video camera at its tip that sends a live video image to a monitor. It also has a channel to blow air or suck fluid and take biopsies or remove polyps.

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GASTROSCOPY

Gastroscopy is a procedure to examine the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). It is a flexible scope introduced via the mouth into the oesophagus (swallowing tube) then stomach and then the duodenum or beginning of the small intestine. It is usually performed under sedation (sleep induced by intravenous medication) so you will be asleep and unaware of the procedure, in an endoscopy room. During gastroscopy, a soft flexible telescope camera tube is inserted through the mouth and into the stomach and duodenum. It is also known as an OGD or upper endoscopy.

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COLONOSCOPY

A colonscope is an endoscope that is used to evaluate the rectum and colon. It is inserted through the anus and then rectum, colon and occasionally the small intestine (ileum). Indications would be to evaluate for disease of the rectum and colon and sometimes small intestine. These would include infections, inflammation, polyps and cancer. These would manifest with symptoms such as blood in the stools, looseness of stools, lower abdominal pain, bloating or constipation.

Before colonoscopy, you will need bowel preparation. Your doctor may instruct you to take some of your existing medicines (e.g. medicines of high blood pressure, asthma etc.) and omit other medicines (e.g. diabetic medicines, anti-platelets, anti-coagulants etc.).

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