What does Endoscopy mean?
A digestive endoscopy is a medical procedure that allows the doctor to look directly at the inner surface of the tube wall. A digestive endoscopy is called a gastroscopy and an endoscopy of the colon is referred to as a colonoscopy. Both procedures use a high-resolution video camera attached to the end of the flexible tube called an endoscope. During this procedure, the endoscope allows the doctor to take samples of the digestive tract (perform biopsies) and / or remove polyps (precancers) or cancers.