An endoscopy procedure is used to examine all parts of the digestive system. We use modern, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to guarantee the best outcomes for patients and to diagnose problems with the digestive system.
BCHS provides these endoscopic tests:
This procedure is done using the endoscopy instrument to view or examine the oesophagus (gullet), stomach or the first part of the small intestine.
This is a procedure done when the bowel needs to be examined using the endoscope.
- Combined procedure (Upper & Lower)
The combination of both gastroscopy and colonoscopy to investigate symptoms such as diarrhoea and weight loss or conditions such as anaemia.
When Is Endoscopy Needed?
- To investigate unusual symptoms such as:
- Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Chest pain that isn’t caused by heart-related conditions
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
- Vomiting blood
- Persistent diarrhea
- Blood in stool
- To perform certain types of surgery
- To remove a small sample of tissue for further analysis