Endoscopy is a medical procedure where a doctor puts a tube-like instrument (endoscope) into the body of the patient, to look inside. There are many types of endoscopies, each designed for looking at a certain part of the body.
Depending on the area of the body being looked at, the endoscope may be put in the mouth, anus, or urethra. In some cases, it’s put in through a small incision (cut) made in the skin.
Endoscopies are a common procedure to expect when you come for a cancer check. Some of the many reasons are listed below:
Imaging tests such as x-rays and CT scans can sometimes show physical changes within the body. But these tests may only give information about the size, shape, and location of the problem. Doctors can use endoscopy to see more details, like colour and surface texture, when trying detect stage and type of cancer
Dr. Sameer Kaul, Head of Onkaulogy Kombine, works with a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team to diagnose accurately and offer the best treatment to patients. Know more about our cancer care team.