The advanced endoscopy facilities at UMP 238 Day Surgery & Endoscopy Centre in Jordan offer colonoscopy and oesophageal-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) services. Simple outpatient surgeries can also take place there. All services are overseen by senior gastroenterologists and specialist surgeons. Patients can return home for the night directly after the examinations or surgeries, which can help save on time and medical expenses.
Introduction to some common endoscopy services:
Colonoscopy is a procedure where a flexible tube (colonoscope) with a diameter of about 1.3 cm is used to examine the interior walls of the large intestine. A tiny video camera at the front tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon real-time. The scope is inserted into the rectum through the anus in order to detect abnormalities, such as polyps and tumours, in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Polyps or tissue samples (biopsies) can be removed or taken through the scope, if necessary, for further examination. Colonoscopy is an effective way of colon cancer prevention, as the cancer is mainly caused by polypoid lesion. The timely detection and removal of polyps can, thus, help reduce colon cancer risk.
Gastroscopy is a procedure where a flexible tube (endoscope) with a diameter of about 1 cm is used to examine the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum. A tiny video camera at the front tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the interior wall of the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum real-time. The scope is inserted through the patient’s oral cavity and larynx into the oesophagus, in order to detect abnormalities, such as ulcers and tumours, in the oesophageal-gastric-duodenal tract.