Video Endoscopic Surgery
An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. It allows surgeons to see problems within your body without making large incisions.
A surgeon inserts an endoscope through a small cut or an opening in the body such as the mouth. An endoscope is a flexible tube with an attached camera that allows your doctor to see. Your doctor can use forceps and scissors on the endoscope to operate or remove tissue for biopsy.
Endoscopy is useful for investigating many systems within the human body; these areas include:
1) Gastrointestinal tract: esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
2) Respiratory tract: Nose (rhinoscopy), lower respiratory tract (bronchoscopy).
3) Ear: Otoscopy.
4) Urinary tract: Cystoscopy.
5) Female reproductive tract (gynoscopy): Cervix (colposcopy).
6) Through a small incision: Abdominal or pelvic cavity (laparoscopy).