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Endoscopy is a medical procedure, during which a tool called endoscope is used in order to examine internal organs of the patient without conducting a surgery. Endoscopy is a general name, under which many others, such as gastroenterology, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and hysteroscopy are sheltered. Types of endoscopy procedure vary depending on the organ examined and the way through which endoscope enters one’s body.

Endoscopy Candidates

Endoscopy finds use in detecting various diseases, from digestive problems to cancer. When a doctor does not know the source of abnormality such as bleeding, problems with swallowing, problems with breathing or continuing diarrhoea, an endoscopy procedure may be used. Additionally, endoscope does have tools allowing taking samples, therefore it is often used as a way of conducting a biopsy of the supposedly cancerous organ.

Am I Suitable for Endoscopy?

Your doctor will send you to endoscopy procedure if you experience health problems without a known reason – endoscope will allow the doctor to see whether there is a previously undetected disease in your body.

Preparing for Endoscopy

As with many other medical procedures, the first step before your endoscopy is to inform your doctor about medical conditions you suffer from, as well as medicines which you take. Especially blood-thinners such as aspirin should be ruled out of your daily intake in order to guarantee that your endoscopy procedure will be performed without complications. Additionally, many types of endoscopy such as upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy or colonoscopy require that you will fast for several hours before them and maybe take laxatives in order to clean your system.

How is Endoscopy Performed?

There are several types of endoscopy, including:
•Upper endoscopy / upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy/gastroscopy – an endoscope enters your body through your mouth and is used to check your upper digestive system up to small intestine
•Colonoscopy – as the name suggests, this type of endoscopy helps to check your colon and endoscope (called colonoscopy) enters your body through your anus
•Sigmoidoscopy– this type of endoscopy is also focused on sigmoidal part of your colon
•Enteroscopy – endoscopy procedure focused on patient’s small bowel
•Hysteroscopy – in this endoscopy procedure, an endoscope is inserted into uterus in order to search for sources of unusual bleeding
•Capsule endoscopy – a new, experimental procedure, during which endoscope is swallowed by a patient in a form of a capsule.
Generally speaking, endoscopy is performed without general anaesthesia, sometimes local anaesthesia is used.

Endoscopy Summary

Duration of Operation

15 to 30 minutes

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Back to Sports

The next day

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Back to Work

The next day

Endoscopy Recovery

There is no recovery period for an endoscopy procedure. If you are under local or general anaesthesia, somebody should drive you home after your endoscopy. Some people may feel uneasy for some time after colonoscopy and other types of endoscopy where the endoscope is inserted through anus but it should pass in a matter of one day.

Endoscopy Risks and Complications

While endoscopy is a relatively safe and non-invasive medical procedure, it may cause some complications. These include perforation of organ and internal bleeding as well as infection. Still, complications related to endoscopy procedure are a rare occurrence.

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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Memorial Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
9 reviews
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FROM€ 1,869
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
14 reviews
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KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland
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Memorial Sisli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
26 reviews
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Memorial Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
6 reviews
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan British Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
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Endoscopy Cost

Average Endoscopy costs are € 1,256, based on Endoscopy prices from 13 clinics. Cheapest Endoscopy cost is € 30 where Endoscopy prices can go up to € 1,869.

Endoscopy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Endoscopy in Turkey is a popular option where Endoscopy costs as low as € 1,869.

Please note that the Endoscopy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Endoscopy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Endoscopy procedures. To receive a personalized Endoscopy quote, please click HERE.

Endoscopy FAQ

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What Is Endoscopy?

During endoscopy, a tool called endoscope is used to see the inside of your organs in order to find potentially dangerous medical conditions.

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Is Endoscopy Painful?

No, not really. You may feel uneasy during your procedure but it is not painful, especially, that you will be given a local anaesthesia in most of the cases.

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What Is the Difference between Endoscopy and Colonoscopy?

There is no difference – colonoscopy is a type of endoscopy.