Endoscopy is inserting a long thin tube into the body through one of the body opening in order to observe a certain organ’s behavior. It is generally done to examine, diagnose, and treat an internal body organ and cure the disease. It includes a thin long tube entering the patient’s body through an opening. The tube has a camera on the front and a light. The camera transmits the images back to the display screen showing the inner body parts minutely, so that the doctor could efficiently notice the ongoing issue.
The tube also has a tool in front of it which is used for different purposes depending upon the type of endoscopy. These tools are known as endoscopy products. The tube is either inserted from the mouth or from the anus at times. There are different types of Endoscopies for different purposes some of which are discussed below:-
- Gastrointestinal tract
It is also known as the digestive tract. It is an organ which takes in the food in an organism may it be a human or an animal and digests it to extract and absorb energy. Expelling the waste product also come under this. The Endoscopy of this area is called gastrointestinal tract endoscopy. In this, the tube is passed through the mouth and throat and leading into the esophagus and the upper part of the small intestine.
- Respiratory Tract
As the name itself suggests, it includes the respiratory organs. The tube enters from the mouth and throat the throat it enters the respiratory region of the body. The endoscopy for nose also comes under the respiratory tract endoscopy, it is known as rhinoscopy and the respiratory tract endoscopy is bronchoscopy.
Otoscopy is the name given to the ear endoscopy.
- Urinary Tract
Cystoscopy is the name for this one.
There is also a term called capsule endoscopy in which a capsule-shaped device is sent into the body so that the body can easily digest. It sends thousands of pictures to the display machine. Endoscopy requires a lot of compact devices, small sized devices so that they won’t cause any malfunctioning of the organs. The Accessories include a tiny camera with high resolution and made up of a material that won’t harm the inner body organs. A tube that is thin enough to enter into the respiratory or urinary tracks to fulfill the purpose.
A balloon is generally used when endoscopy is done for removing the stone from the kidney. The endoscopy accessories manufacturer provides with the needful equipment. Every endoscopy requires accessories of different configurations, there are a standard measurement for the tube used and the size for the camera and also the material from which these are made of having specific configurations. No such preparation is required for endoscopy operation, other operation. You only have to stop eating or drinking anything up to eight hours before the endoscopy.