Gastroscopy- Endoscopy

GASTROSCOPY - ENDOSCOPY

What is Gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy is an examination of the upper digestive tract (the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum) using an endoscope a long, thin, flexible tube containing a camera and a light -to view the lining of these organs.

What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor.

What is difference between endoscopy and gastroscopy?

There is technically no difference between a gastroscopy and an endoscopy; endoscopy is a broader term, and when it is used to examine the upper gastrointestinal tract, it is called a gastroscopy. There’s actually no difference between an endoscopy and a gastroscopy.