Colonoscopy enables your doctor to examine the lining of your colon (large intestine) for abnormalities by inserting a flexible tube as thick as your finger into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. You are sedated and the procedure is pain free.

Common indications: screening (to look and remove polyps which are precursors for cancer), abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, anemia, weight loss.

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Urea Breath Test - UBT

UBT is diagnostic test that is used to detect active infection by Helicobacter Pylori that can cause Peptic ulcer.

This test is based on the ability of H.pylori tp secrete an enzyme urease, that concerts urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide.

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Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is an endoscopic test using a special capsule that contains a lens, camera and a flash. This test is one of the most accurate ways to examine the small bowel that is difficult to examine with an endoscope.

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Understanding Upper Endoscopy

What is upper endoscopy or upper GI endoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)?

Upper endoscopy is a procedure that lets us examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine). We use a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope, which has its own lens and light source, and will view the images on a video monitor.

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