Open Access Endoscopy

 

For further details on our Endoscopy Services please contact Jane at:

Telephone:  045 989704     Fax:  045 989747      Email:  jane@clanehospital.com

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What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is often used to confirm a diagnosis when other devices, such as an MRI, X-ray, or CT scan are considered inappropriate.

The following conditions and illnesses are most commonly investigated or diagnosed with an endoscopy:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Chronic Diarrohea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chrohn's Disease
  • Coeliac
  • Anaemia
  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Incontinence 
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Stomach Ulcers


Types of Endoscopies

Here is a list of some types of endoscopies and their meanings: 

  • Colonoscopy - examination of the colon and large intestine to detect polyps, tumors, ulceration, inflammation, colitis diverticula, Chrohn's disease, and discovery and removal of foreign bodies.
  • OGD (Oesophageal Gastroduodenoscopy), also known as panendoscopy - examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
  • Proctoscopy - examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.

 

 

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