Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a direct examination method that helps to accurately detect lesions in the digestive tract, while other methods can not, especially when a lesion is at early stage.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy is the common name for gastroscopy and colonoscopy. This is one of the most modern methods available help to diagnose accurately and easily many diseases related to the digestive tract. In particular, this method have great significance in the early diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancers such as rectal cancer, gastric cancer, duodenal cancer...
To perform gastrointestinal endoscopy, a doctor use a small, lightweight endoscope with a camera and light on the tip. The endoscope will be inserted from the nose or mouth to view the upper digestive tract including: esophagus, stomach, duodenum; or inserted from the anus to observe the lower digestive tract including: colon, rectum, anus.
Photo: Endoscope in Hoang Long Clinic
When experiencing the following symptoms, patients should immediately go to a gastroenterology department for examination and producing endoscopy.
For this procedure, the endoscope will be inserted through the nose or mouth (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy - gastroscopy) or through the anus (lower gastrointestinal endoscopy -colonoscopy). During the endoscopy, the patient is fully awake and may experience some symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, discomfort, etc.
The patient will be anesthetized prior to the procedure. The anesthetic process take a short time (about 15-20 minutes) so the patient can wake up immediately after finishing. With this method, the patient will feel light, comfortable and there was no pain during examination.
If in the past, endoscopy was performed using ordinary white light, many gastrointestinal lesions could be missed. Currently, with advanced endoscopy equipment such as laser endoscopes, magnifying endoscopes, virtual staining technique... will accurately detected even the smallest lesions in the gastrointestinal tract.
Endoscopy Center - Hoang Long Clinic is proud of being the units that have successfully applied 4.0 technology to endoscopic techniques, this help to diagnose and detect accurately gastrointestinal cancer in early stage.
Photo: Early stage Esophagus Cancer detected by endoscopy with ordinary white light (left) and with magnifying and virtual staining technique (right) in Hoang Long Clinic.
According to statistics, digestive tract cancer such as colon cancer, if detected at an early stage, the survival rate is up to 90%. Many people have been living healthy lives for more than 20 years after being diagnosed with this disease. Therefore, when noticing any abnormal signs, the patient should go to the doctor for timely screening and treatment in order to avoid the serious progression.
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