Registered Name: Dipankar Mukhopadhyay | GMC Registration No. 4527770


What is endoscopy?

This is a catch – all name for all techniques that involve inspection of the interior of human body using flexible camera.
This allows detection of a wide range of diseases of various organs.

What are the endoscopies used to investigate digestive diseases?

Gastroscopy and colonoscopy are the two techniques that I perform. Both are extremely safe and can be done without anaethetic although often sedation will be used to ensure your comfort.

When should I have a Gastroscopy?

Do you have any of these?
  • Reflux  
  • Indigestion especially if you are over 55
  • Weight loss
  • Belly ache and pain
  • Anemia
  • Suspected ulcer and cancer

These are the common reasons to advise a gastroscopy.

When do I need a colonoscopy?

Do you have any of these?
  • Bleeding from backpassage
  • Liquid discharge from the back passage
  • Pain in the back passage (anus)
  • Diarrhoea and loose stools
  • Erratic bowels
  • Anaemia
  • Weight loss
These symptoms occur for many reasons and you must not conclude anything at all. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor.