Endoscopy Procedure

 

Endoscopy is an invasive procedure used to diagnose diseases of the biliary system and pancreas. The test looks "upstream" where digestive fluid comes from – the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas – to where it enters the intestines. In addition, it can be used to treat problems in these parts of the digestive system.

During an endoscopy, a gastroenterologist, uses a special endoscope (a long, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end) to examine the inside of the digestive system. The doctor identifies the place where the bile duct comes into the intestine and then feeds a tiny catheter (a plastic tube) into the duct and squirts in a contrast agent while images are taken. The contrast agent allows the doctors to see the bile ducts, the gallbladder, and the pancreatic duct on the images.

 

Endoscopy Procedure

(Required 6hrs dry fasting)

 

What is an Endoscopy Procedure?

Who performs the Endoscopy procedure?

What is the cost of Endoscopy?

Why Patients like DESUN?

 

What is an Endoscopy Procedure?

Endoscopy is an invasive procedure used to diagnose diseases of the biliary system and pancreas. The test looks "upstream" where digestive fluid comes from – the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas – to where it enters the intestines. In addition, ERCP can be used to treat problems in these parts of the digestive system.

During an ERCP, a gastroenterologist, uses a special endoscope (a long, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end) to examine the inside of the digestive system. The doctor identifies the place where the bile duct comes into the intestine and then feeds a tiny catheter (a plastic tube) into the duct and squirts in a contrast agent while images are taken. The contrast agent allows the doctors to see the bile ducts, the gallbladder, and the pancreatic duct on the images.

 

Why do I need an Endoscopy?

You will be prescribed for an endoscopy for assessment of:

  • Stomach Pain
  • Ulcers, Gastritis, or difficulty swallowing
  • Digestive tract bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits (Chronic constipation or diarrhea)
  • Polyps or growths in the colon

The doctor may use an endoscope to take a biopsy (removal of tissue) to look for the presence of disease. Besides these reasons, endoscopy may also be used to treat digestive tract problems. As for example, the endoscope might not only detect active bleeding from an ulcer, but devices can be passed through the endoscope which can stop the bleeding. In the colon, polyps can be removed through the scope to prevent the development of colon cancer. Using ERCP, gallstone that have passed outside the gallbladder and into the bile duct can be removed.

 

Who performs the Endoscopy procedure?

Endoscopy procedures are usually performed by Gastroenterologist (Gastroenterology Specialist). Other specialists like gastrointestinal surgeons can also perform such procedures.

 

How do I prepare for Endoscopy?

Gut Preparation: Examining the upper digestive tract (Upper endoscopy or ERCP) requires nothing more than fasting for 6-8 hours prior to the procedure. To examine the colon, it must be cleared of stool. Therefore, a laxative or group of laxatives is given on the day before the procedure.

Sedation:For most examinations with an endoscope, a sedative is provided. This increases the comfort of the individual undergoing the examination. The sedative, which is administered via an injection into the vein, produces relaxation and light sleep.

 

What is the cost of Endoscopy?

The cost of endoscopy varies from one centre to another. Desun Hospital in Kolkata, India provides the best service at a cost which is much lower than other centres.

 

Payment Options:

  • BY CASH OR CREDIT / DEBIT CARD.
 

Why Patients like DESUN?

Rated as one of India’s best hospitals

  • DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India for excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services. The world over, NABH is considered equivalent to the JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) standards followed in USA for hospital accreditation.
  • Awarded Healthcare Pioneers Of The East 2020 by The Times Of India in Cardiac Care and Orthopaedics.
  • In the lead story of the November 2011 issue of national news magazine THE WEEK, India’s best hospitals were covered, based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list.
  • The DESUN Pathology Lab has also received the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) accreditation, for excellence in quality of routine and Superspeciality pathology testing. In Eastern India, only DESUN Pathology Lab has in-house facilities to perform Superspeciality pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This has huge benefits for DESUN’s patients tremendously because there is practically no waiting time to get test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata, who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 or 4 days for get results. Thus, there is no delay in diagnosis and DESUN’s patients get prompt and accurate treatment.

Ranked Topmost by both West Bengal and Central Governments

  • Desun is CGHS recognized NABH Multispeciality Hospital since 2015 & also Class I Multispeciality Hospital recommended by WBHS

Safest Hospital for Any Operation

  • 2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac or heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems, even the best surgeon will be unable to help. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata that has STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) that drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After surgery, the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post-operative phase at DESUN. DESUN also has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after surgery.

Safest Hospital For Any Operation

  • 2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac, heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems even the best surgeon cannot help you. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata having STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) which drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After the surgery the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post operative phase at DESUN. Also DESUN has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after the operation.

Specialist Doctors’ Round The Clock

  • With 28 medical departments having in-house specialist doctors any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled by this specialist doctors’ team 24 hours. You may be admitted for a particular surgery but in the event there are some problems which a specialist needs doctor of another department it is available immediately in-house at DESUN. This facility is often not available at other renowned hospitals.

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