Endoscopy is a medical procedure used to view the digestive tract, and other internal organs, non- surgically. Through the use of an endoscope (a flexible tube with a lighted camera attached, the internal body structures are seen on a color monitor by our gastroenterologist
A colonoscopy is a test to look at the inside of patient’s colon. The colon is the large intestine and the last part of digestive system. Its job is to dry, process, and eliminate the waste left after the small intestine has absorbed the nutrients in food. The colon is about 3-5 feet long. It travels from the lower right corner of abdomen (where the small intestine ends) up to liver, across body to the spleen in the upper left corner and then down to form rectum and anus.