What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a term used to cover a number of diagnostic procedures such as a Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexi-sigmoidoscopy, Cytoscopy and Bronchoscopy.

Please refer to our patient leaflet section for further explanations of these procedures.

Essentially, an endoscope is a thin, flexible instrument with a light source and a camera which enables the healthcare professional to examine and take pictures of the inside of certain areas of the body, such as the upper gastro-intestinal tract, colon, bladder and lungs.

Last updated: April 5, 2019