EndoscopyThis page contains recent news articles, when available, and an overview of Endoscopy but does not offer medical advice. You should contact your physician with regard to any health issues or concerns.
Background information on Endoscopy [When available]
Endoscopy means looking inside and refers to looking inside the human body for medical reasons. An instrument may not only provide an image but also enable taking small biopsies and retrieve foreign objects. Endoscopy is the vehicle for minimally invasive surgery. Many endoscopic procedures are relatively painless and only associated with mild discomfort, though patients are sedated for most procedures. Complications are rare but may include perforation of the organ under inspection with the endoscope or biopsy instrument. If this occurs, surgery may be required to repair the injury.
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