Endoscopy

Endoscopy



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.
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