Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of an endoscope, a long, thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on the end, to examine the inside of the body.

Endoscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including digestive disorders, such as acid reflux, ulcers, and gastrointestinal bleeding; respiratory disorders, such as bronchitis and pneumonia; and urologic disorders, such as bladder cancer.

Endoscopy can be performed in various ways, including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy, depending on the area of the body being examined. Some endoscopic procedures are performed for diagnostic purposes only, while others are therapeutic and can be used to treat certain conditions, such as removing polyps or taking biopsies.

In summary, endoscopy is a medical procedure that involves the use of an endoscope to examine the inside of the body and diagnose or treat a wide range of conditions. Endoscopy can be performed in various ways depending on the area of the body being examined and can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

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