Endoscopy

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(4.7 / 5)

Dr. Muhammad Waqas Qadri

Gastroenterologist

3 Years of Experience

(4 / 5)

Prof. Dr. Rooh Ul Amin

Gastroenterologist

15 Years of Experience

(4.5 / 5)

Dr. Khalid Mahmud Khan

Gastroenterologist

24 Years of Experience

(4.7 / 5)

Dr. Mujahid Israr

Gastroenterologist

13 Years of Experience

(4.6 / 5)

Dr. Mehreen Zaman Niazi

Gastroenterologist

9 Years of Experience

(4.5 / 5)

Dr. Salman Javed

Gastroenterologist

14 Years of Experience

(4.5 / 5)

Dr. Hassan Liaquat Memon

Gastroenterologist

10 Years of Experience

(4.6 / 5)

Dr. Muhammad Awais Abid

Gastroenterologist

12 Years of Experience

(4.5 / 5)

Dr. Syed Ikram Tirmizi

Gastroenterologist

12 Years of Experience

(4.2 / 5)

Dr. Imran Ahmed

Gastroenterologist

34 Years of Experience

(4.6 / 5)

Dr. Muhammad Bilal Nasir

Gastroenterologist

12 Years of Experience

(4.4 / 5)

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Noman Rashid

Gastroenterologist

18 Years of Experience

(4.1 / 5)

Dr. Kailash Raj Makhijani

Gastroenterologist

6 Years of Experience

Who needs Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using a long, thin tube called endoscope that is directly inserted into the body to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail. It is also be used to carry out other tasks including imaging and minor surgery. Your doctor may recommend an endoscopy procedure to:

  • Investigate unusual signs and symptoms
  • To perform certain types of surgery
  • Confirmation of a diagnosis
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Reflux
  • Bleeding
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain or chest pain

Endoscopy has relatively few risks, delivers detailed images, and is quick to carry out as it takes 15 to 60 minutes and has proven to be incredibly useful in many areas of medicine.

There is no guideline about what is an ideal age to get endoscopy done. Although many experts recommend the ages 40 to 50.

Endoscopy Benefits

Endoscopy is performed to diagnose or even treat conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine (duodenum). Doctors may recommend endoscopy to evaluate:

  • Stomach pain
  • Ulcers, gastritis, or difficulty swallowing
  • Digestive tract bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits (chronic constipation or diarrhea)
  • Polyps or growths in the colon

Endoscopy is sometimes also combined with other procedures, such as an ultrasound. It can be used to place the ultrasound probe to create specialized images of the wall of your esophagus or stomach and it also helps your doctor to create images of hard-to-reach organs, such as your pancreas.

Endoscopy Recovery

An endoscopy generally is a safe procedure and the risk of serious complications is very low. After endoscopy, you may experience some mildly uncomfortable signs and symptoms such as:

  • Bloating and gas
  • Cramping
  • Sore throat

These signs and symptoms will improve with time so give yourself rest. However, consult your doctor immediately if there are any signs of infection in the area where the endoscope was inserted.

Endoscopy Cost In Pakistan

Endoscopy cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 10,000 - 20,000. It varies depending upon the doctor, materials used and the hospital expenditure/equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Endoscopy isn’t really painful and most people only experience some mild discomfort, similar to indigestion or a sore throat.
Patients remain in the recovery area 30 to 40 minutes after their procedure and get back to normal within a day.
Endoscopy is used to evaluate and treat digestive tract problems e.g, endoscope might not only detect active bleeding from an ulcer, but even devices can be passed through the endoscope that can stop the bleeding.
An endoscopy test is used to diagnose and treat diseases. For example, an upper endoscopy test is used to diagnose and treat diseases in the upper part of the digestive system. Endoscopy is also used to investigate symptoms.
Endoscopy of the upper digestive system take 10-15 minutes. Other endoscopies, like the colonoscopy, may take longer, upto half an hour.
You are sedated to some extent to prevent the gag reflex and allow the tube to go inside.
There are many diseases that can be detected through an endoscopy. Examples include sources of internal bleeding, ulcers, blockages, inflammation, swelling, clots, cancer links etc.
Endoscopy will not interfere with your breathing. The tube is very small and it goes only through the esophagus, not the voice box.
A gastroenterologist or general surgeon can perform an endoscopy.
You are not supposed to eat and drink anything 8 hours before the endoscopy.