An endoscope is a flexible tube with a
camera to see the lining of the food pipe, stomach, duodenum (& beginning of jejunum)
A local anesthetic agent will be sprayed to reduce sensation in mouth and throat.
VGM advanced endoscopy unit has the latest Olympus ME 2 system with Radial EUS, Linear EUS and Mini probe.
EUS can detect and stage early cancers of the digestive tract.
It also helps in visualising chronic pancreatitis changes and cancers of bile duct and pancreatic duct.
It helps to biopsy cancers and lymph nodes.
The VGM team has been doing several EUS guided procedures successfully. Some examples: to drain pseudocyst of pancreas, palliative gall bladder drainage, EUS guided celiac plexus block, EUS guided coiling of fundal varices etc.