Top Endoscopy Specialist in Kissimmee, FL
An endoscopy is a procedure used for examining internal parts closely. An endoscopy involves inserting a scope into your body and photographing or videoing organs and other structures. If you are experiencing symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, or gastrointestinal bleeding, an endoscopy may be required to diagnose the cause. Dr. Vinay Katukuri, MD at Advanced Gastroenterology, offers endoscopy. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are located at 809 E Oak St STE 201, Kissimmee, FL 34744.
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Diagnostic tools have become an essential component of healthcare, providing physicians and surgeons with a significantly less invasive procedure option to accurately diagnose a wide range of health conditions and diseases. A very versatile and useful diagnostic tool includes endoscopy tests.
There are several types of endoscopes that allow healthcare providers a view of various organs, making them essential tools for diagnoses. They can be used to see the inside of the body and specific organs, as well as collect samples that can then be tested for a wide variety of diseases and conditions. The type of endoscopy determines what disease or health condition is being tested for, with specific parts of the body being tested for relevant diseases, abnormal cells or tissues that could be indicative of cancer, or other conditions such as arthritis, and infections, and identifying causes of abnormal bleeding. Endoscopies can also be used to provide physicians with access to a part of the body to repair damaged tissues or remove growths, eliminating the need for an invasive surgical procedure.
The disease that is most commonly detected with an endoscopy is cancer. It allows for the safe removal of abnormal tissues to check for cancerous cells.
Depending on which type of endoscope is being used, other diseases that are frequently detected through an endoscopy include:
– Brain tumours
– Colon cancer
– Lung disease
– Gastrointestinal diseases
– Urinary tract infections
These are just a few types of diseases that are regularly detected through endoscopies, but there are far more diseases, conditions, and other health problems that are accurately detected through the use of an endoscope since they can be used throughout the entire body, including the stomach, esophagus, the small intestines, the large intestine, inside the skull, into the larynx, the uterus, and in the urethra.
Different types of endoscopies vary based on where in the body they are providing access and the task that they are performing and differ in size and flexibility (with some endoscopes being rigid and others being flexible).
The different types of endoscopies include:
– Anoscopy: inserted through the anus to provide visualization of the rectum and anus.
– Arthroscopy: inserted above a joint through an incision to detect arthritis or other types of damage.
– Bronchoscopy: inserted into the mouth or a nostril to provide visualization of the lungs and trachea.
– Colonoscopy: inserted through the anus to look at the large intestine.
– Cystoscopy: inserted through the urethra to look at the bladder.
– Enteroscopy: inserted into mouth or anus to look at the small intestine.
– Upper endoscopy: inserted into the mouth to reach the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine for visualization.
– Hysteroscopy: inserted through the vagina to look at the uterus.
– Laparoscopy: inserted into the abdomen through an incision to look at the reproductive organs.
– Laryngoscopy: inserted into mouth or nostril to look at larynx.
– Mediastinoscopy: inserted through an incision above the breastbone to look at the space between the lungs.
– Neuroendoscopy: inserted into the skull to look at the brain.
– Proctoscopy: inserted into the anus to look at the anus and rectum.
– Sigmoidoscopy: inserted into the anus to look at the lower portion of the colon as well as the rectum.
– Thoracoscopy: inserted through an incision made in the chest to look at the lungs, diaphragm, esophagus, and surrounding area.
– Ureteroscopy: inserted through the urethra to look at ureters.
The rate at which results can be provided following an endoscopy depends on what type of endoscopy was performed, with the majority of endoscopies providing results right away, in which case the specialist that provided the test will be able to review the results with the patient as soon as the test is complete. Some types of endoscopies require the patient to be sedated, taking some time for the patient to awaken enough to review their results with the specialist. In cases where the endoscopy was used to take a sample of tissues, the tissues will have to be sent to a laboratory for examination, which can take a few weeks before the results are sent back to the specialist.
Endoscopy is available at Advanced Gastroenterology. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are located at 809 E Oak St STE 201, Kissimmee, FL 34744. We serve patients from Kissimmee FL, Orlando FL, St. Cloud FL, Buenaventura Lakes FL, Williamsburg FL, Meadow Woods FL, Celebration FL, Hunters Creek FL, and surrounding areas.
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