Get the facts about endoscopies and colonoscopies
What’s going on inside you? Sometimes that question can be a bit metaphorical. But if your doctor means it literally, you might need an endoscopy.
There are two main types of endoscopy: the gastroscopy (for the upper digestive tract) and the colonoscopy (for the lower digestive tract). During these procedures, your doctor will use a camera to examine your digestive system, diagnose symptoms and help make sure you’re healthy.
Many people have assumptions about endoscopies and colonoscopies, like whether they’ll hurt or whether they’re really needed.
To get some answers, For Health’s Sake talked with Dr. Mark George, a general surgeon at Stillwater Medical Group. Dr. George reviewed:
- Why endoscopies and colonoscopies are done
- How endoscopies and colonoscopies really work
- Why getting a colonoscopy is the single best preventive medical test there is
With the facts about endoscopies and colonoscopies, you can feel confident about getting the right treatment – whether you’re having digestive system problems or just want to stay ahead of any future concerns. Take a listen to discover the truth about endoscopies and colonoscopies.