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Understanding Endoscopy Medical Procedure

Understanding Endoscopy Medical Procedure


Endoscopy is a type of non-surgical medical procedure to study the insides of a person’s digestive tract. The endoscope is a long, flexible tube that is built with a special light and camera, allowing the doctor to see what is inside without having to cut the patient open.


There are two main types of endoscopy: upper and lower endoscopy. Upper endoscopy is when the endoscope is passed through the mouth and esophagus. Lower endoscopy is passed through the rectum and the large intestine. This may also be referred to as a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Continue reading

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