Endoscopy

Specialist diagnosis of gastroenterological conditions with testing via endoscopy

Endoscopy is the term used to describe a medical procedure that uses a fine flexible tube, housing a light and camera in its tip. This endoscope allows a specially trained doctor to explore parts of the human body such as the colon, stomach and bladder.

There are several types of endoscopy that are common when diagnosing and treating gastroenterological conditions.

Virtual colonoscopy

Sometimes instead of a colonoscopy, a ‘virtual’ colonoscopy is enough. This is a special CT scan X ray test that can pick up polyps and cancers.

It may however miss small polyps and, since it is a non-invasive test, no tissue samples can be taken, so if polyps are found you will then need a full colonoscopy.

Feel reassured that you are not alone – specialist help is available

A sympathetic doctor patient relationship is important for all gastroenterological conditions, as they are of sensitive nature and patients often feel embarrassment talking about their symptoms.

For many years patients have been coming to Dr Anton Bungay for endoscopy examinations and expert advice and diagnosis on a range of gastroenterological conditions, including:

  • Diagnosis of bowel cancer
  • Diagnosis of ulcerative colitis
  • Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease
  • Family history and early signs
  • Bowel cancer screening

Feel reassured that you are not alone and that specialist help is available.

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How it works

  1. Arrange an appointment at the practice most convenient for you
  2. Dr Anton Bungay will carry out a thorough examination followed by expert advice on your symptoms
  3. If further testing is required this will be explained to you so you are always fully aware of the next steps
  4. After care is available if you have any questions following the consultation.