Endoscopy is a medical procedure that allows a doctor to observe the inside of the body without performing major surgery.
An endoscope is a long flexible tube with a lens at one end and a video camera at the other. The end with the lens is inserted into the patient. Light passes down the tube (via bundles of optical fibres) to illuminate the relevant area, and the camera magnifies the area and projects it onto a television screen so that the doctor can see what is there. Usually an endoscope is inserted through one of the body’s natural openings, such as the mouth (Gastroscope), or anus (Colonoscope).
- The Digestive System
- Information on Colonoscopy can be found here – Colonoscopy
- Information on Gastroscopy can be found here – Gastroscopy
Mugga Wara Endoscopy Centre has the most up-to-date equipment using OLYMPUS Dual Focus endoscopes, a unique optical imaging technology enabling detailed examination of mucosal changes at the touch of a button. Another feature is the Narrow Band Imaging which delivers increased brightness and contrast. This increases the possibility of improved lesion detection. The use of Carbon Dioxide gas to inflate the intestine for ease of view, instead of air, has improved recovery times with very little cramping and embarrassing flatus post-procedure. The carbon dioxide is absorbed by the body and removed by normal breathing mechanisms, leaving very little to pass through the bowel.
Our cleaning and reprocessing of the endoscopes is attended to by experienced staff and automated disinfection machines that alert staff to any faults and blockages. This allows precision reprocessing and disinfection of the endoscopes after each use.