Endoscopy (or scopes) are day-case procedures that are performed only by trained experts. At Mark Wong Surgery, our specialist provides both gastroscopy and colonoscopy services. Both procedures can be safely performed at the same session.
Our specialist and team will assist and guide you through the process, give clear explanations on why the endoscopy is necessary, the options available and what you can expect during the procedure.
What is an Endoscopy?
An endoscopy is a procedure that allows trained experts to look inside organs to determine the cause and status of a patient’s condition. A flexible tube that has a light and a camera, known as an endoscope, is used in this medical examination. It is attached to a high-definition TV monitor, making it possible for our specialist to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.
The endoscope takes pictures of the internal surfaces of the organ systems, allowing biopsies to be performed (eg. polyps and cancer) and treatment to be performed (eg. stop bleeding).
These can all be performed as day-case procedures with the patient comfortably asleep (monitored sedation), without the need for general anaesthesia or an overnight stay.