Gastrointestinal diseases refer to diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, namely the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum, and the accessory organs of digestion, the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.
BOSH treats diseases related to stomach, digestive tract, liver, colon, intestinal problems and pancreas. Utilising minimally invasive technique for diagnosis and treatment we facilitate quick recovery of our patients post procedure.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy, enables a doctor to see the inside lining of your digestive tract. This examination is performed using an endoscope-a flexible fiberoptic tube with a tiny TV camera at the end. The camera is connected to either an eyepiece for direct viewing or a video screen that displays the images on a color TV. The endoscope not only allows diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) disease but treatment as well. The GI endoscopy procedure may be performed in either an outpatient or inpatient setting. Through the endoscope, a doctor can evaluate several problems, such as ulcers or muscle spasms. These concerns are not always seen on other imaging tests.
Endoscopy has several names, depending on which portion of your digestive tract your doctor seeks to inspect.
Prior to the procedure
Upper GI endoscopy (EGD): You may be given a topical anesthetic before the test to numb your throat to prevent gagging. Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy: Your rectum and colon should be cleaned of all fecal matter. Even a small amount of feces can reduce reliability of the test. You will change your diet prior to the test-no fibers or foods with small seeds for 5-6 days before the examination. You will drink liquids such as tea, fruit juices, and clear broth on the day prior. You may be given laxatives 12-15 hours before the test. You will be asked to drink up to 4 liters (about 4 qt) of a special cleansing solution to clean out the colon. The doctor may perform a rectal examination to detect narrowings, polyps or abnormal growth, or hidden bleeding from your lower intestine.
Upper GI endoscopy:
Lower GI endoscopy:
After the Endoscopy Procedure:
Upper GI endoscopy (EGD): Although rare, bleeding and puncture of your esophagus or stomach walls are possible during EGD. Other complications include the following
Lower GI endoscopy include the following: