Advanced techniques and technology now allow doctors to look for problems and even perform some procedures using only a small tube. Doctors often use endoscopy to diagnose medical problems. You may have experienced an endoscopy if you have had a colonoscopy or upper GI tract screening.
What is an Endoscopy?
Endoscopy uses a small tube that your doctor can use to examine areas such as your upper and lower digestive tract, inside your abdomen, bladder, or lungs. Doctors can use it to locate a wide range of internal issues. Endoscopy also allows your provider to take a biopsy (a small tissue sample) of anything they find. Cochise Oncology often uses endoscopy to locate and biopsy potential tumors or other issues. These biopsies let us design a customized treatment plan for the tumor’s unique characteristics.