Endoscopy is performed using flexible cameras through the mouth to diagnose conditions of the stomach or oesophagus. Gallstones in the bile tube can also be removed.
Your local doctor may suggest endoscopy to:
- Look for changes in the oesophagus caused by acid burn.
- Exclude the possibility of the presence of cancer in the oesophagus as a result of reflux disease.
- Check the stomach for ulceration.
- Check for the presence of Barrett’s oesophagus.
Only 50% of patients will show endoscopic changes despite having abnormal levels of acid in the oesophagus.