Scopic examinations

Through a scopic examination (endoscopy) the inner part of the digestive tract can be inspected. The doctor inserts a scope (a long thin flexible tube with a video camera fitted at the head of the tube) and the intestine can be assessed via video pictures on a TV screen.

The doctor will perform the examination and a nurse is always present throughout the examination.

Choose one of the below links to learn what they mean.

  1. Gastroscopy (scopic examination of the digestive tract)

  2. Sigmoidoscopy (examination of the large intestine)

  3. Colonoscopy (examination of the entire large intestine)