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Endoscopy, Bon Secours Cork

Endoscopy is a non-surgical technique, where a Consultant passes a small telescope with a bright light into an area of the body to obtain a clear view of the surrounding tissue.  It is also possible to painlessly take a sample of tissue during this examination which can be analysed in the hospital laboratory, leading to the speedy detection of any abnormalities.

Gastroenterology Nurse Specialist:              

Joanne McCarthy  Ext 1955   Bleep 291

Endoscopy procedures include:
  • Gastroscopy:  examination of the lining of the oesophagus (gullet) stomach, and duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine.
  • Colonoscopy:  examination of the lining of the large bowel.
  • Bronchoscopy:  examination of the trachae (windpipe), the bronchi (airway branches and some of the lungs).
  • Cystoscopy:  examination of the urinary system.
  • Colposcopy:  examination of the cervix using a magnifying lens called a colposcope.
  • Hysteroscopy:  examination of the uterus (womb)
  • ERCP:  detailed x-ray examination of the bile duct and/or pancreas to remove stones or to place a tube if there are narrowed areas.
  • Helicobactery pylori / Breath Test:  a test performed to detect bacteria in the stomach using fasting breath samples.

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