An endoscopy is a test that examines a part of the body. The endoscope is a flexible tube with a light and camera. This diagnostic tool is frequently used to examine the digestive tract. It is inserted through the mouth or rectum to examine the digestive tract. This test can be used to diagnose stomach problems, gastritis, bleeding, bowel problems, colon polyps, and much more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how an endoscopy is used, what it diagnoses, and much more.
Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a powerful diagnostic tool for digestive diseases -- and in some cases, it can be used to treat certain conditions. WebMD tells you more.
The Basics of Endoscopic Ultrasound
WebMD explains when an endoscopic ultrasound should be used to help diagnose problems with the digestive system.
Upper Endoscopy for Diagnosing Heartburn and Reflux
WebMD explains the upper endoscopy -- how the procedure is used to diagnose digestive problems like acid reflux or identify inflammation, ulcers, and tumors.
Upper Endoscopy to Detect Digestive Problems
An upper endoscopy is a procedure in which a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip is used to examine the inside of the upper digestive tract. Learn why this procedure is used and how to prepare for it.