Endoscopy –Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy, Cystoscopy
Laparoscopic (Keyhole surgery) Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
Vasectomy and circumcision
Is the investigation used for screening or surveillance for diseases affecting the Gastro Intestinal Tract. These procedures help to detect cancer or non malignant conditions, permitting accurate management.
Colonoscopy is performed with a flexible tube called colonoscope. Colonoscopy is the gold standard investigation to diagnose and often cure conditions affecting the bowel such as pre-cancerous polyps. NZGS advocates colonoscopy for early detection of bowel cancer. Colonoscopy is the investigation that examines the lining of the large intestine (rectum and colon). A colonoscopy helps to find ulcers, colon polyps, cancer and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected (biopsy) and abnormal growths like a polyp can be removed. Colonoscopy can also be used as a screening or surveillance for cancer, precancerous growths or inflammatory conditions in the large bowel.
Gastroscopy also referred as upper GI endoscopy is the examination of the lining of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. Like the colonoscopy, a thin, fexible tube called gastroscope, allows us to visualise the lining of the gullet, stomach and duodenum and take biopsies as necessary. This investigation detects conditions like gastroesophageal reflux (responsible for heartburn), oesophageal, stomach and duodenal pathologies like ulcers or cancer, allowing us to prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Flexible cystoscopy is the investigation performed to examine the lining of the urinary bladder. The flexible cystoscope is a thin flexible endoscope or telecamera. This investigation is recommended for patients who experiance lower urinary tract signs and symptons such as bloody urine, for suspected bladder cancer or inflammary conditions.