Dr . Ganesh MD DM (Gastroenterology)
Our Endoscopy clinic is run by Dr . Ganesh MD DM (Gastroenterology). Please call 9841011390 for an appointment. He performs – Upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Endoscopy – means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope – an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.
An endoscope can consist of
- a rigid or flexible tube
- a light delivery system to illuminate the organ or object under inspection. The light source is normally outside the body and the light is typically directed via an optical fiber system
- a lens system transmitting the image to the viewer from the fiberscope
- an additional channel to allow entry of medical instruments or manipulators
Endoscopy can involve
- The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract):
esophagus, stomach and duodenum (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
small intestine (enteroscopy)
large intestinecolon (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy)
rectum (rectoscopy) and anus (anoscopy), both also referred to as (proctoscopy)
- The respiratory tract
The nose (rhinoscopy)
The lower respiratory tract (bronchoscopy)
- The ear (otoscope)
- The urinary tract (cystoscopy)
- The female reproductive system (gynoscopy)
The cervix (colposcopy)
The uterus (hysteroscopy)
Upper Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a procedure that enables the examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to examine the esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (first portion of small bowel) using a thin, flexible tube through which the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum can be viewed using a TV monitor.Upper GI endoscopy also can be used to treat many conditions within its reach. The endoscope’s channels permit passage of accessory instruments enabling the examiner to treat many of the conditions such as stretching areas of narrowing (strictures), removal of benign growths such as polyps, accidentally swallowed objects, or treating upper gastrointestinal bleeding as seen in ulcers tears of the lining. These capabilities have markedly reduced the need for transfusions or surgery.
Colonoscopy (Lower GI Endoscopy) is a procedure where a long, flexible, tubular instrument called the colonoscope is used to view the entire inner lining of the colon (large intestine) and the rectum.