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A procedure often used to screen for colon cancer. An endoscope (a very thin, long camera) is passed through the anus to view the large bowel and parts of the small bowel. It also enables polyps to be removed.
An examination of the large intestine whereby a flexible endoscope is passed via the rectum through to the furthest part of the colon.
An examination of the large intestine using a rigid endoscope. It enables the doctor to look into the rectum and bottom part of the colon.
This term refers to the various procedures used to repair damage to the colon, rectum, anus and pelvic floor caused by diseases of the lower digestive tract. It includes minimally invasive outpatient alternatives, including endoscopy and colonoscopy.
An endoscope is used to look into the stomach to diagnose conditions. This is a very common procedure: more than 500,000 are performed by the NHS each year in England alone.
The gallbladder aids in the digestive process by storing and secreting bile. Gallstones, small solids, form in the gallbladder when there’s an imbalance in the bile substances. They can be removed using non-surgical as well as surgical interventions.