Tying of large bowel using an endoscope

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What is Tying of a Large Bowel Using an Endoscope?

Tying of a large bowel using an endoscope is a medical procedure that uses a thin, flexible tube measuring 12mm or more in diameter to diagnose and treat conditions in the gastrointestinal tract.

Why Would I Get a Tying of a Large Bowel Using an Endoscope?

This procedure may be recommended to identify and address gastrointestinal conditions, such as bleeding ulcers, polyps, and cancer. The endoscope may be used to take biopsies, remove tumors, and/or perform procedures such as stent placement in the large bowel.

What Happens During a Tying of a Large Bowel Using an Endoscope?

The patient will be given a sedative prior to the procedure, as it can be uncomfortable with the insertion of the endoscope into the mouth, stomach, or intestines. The endoscope is then passed through the digestive tract and pictures or videos of the area are taken. During the procedure, the doctor may take a tissue sample or watch an operation such as tying off an intestinal bleeding vessel.

What to Expect After a Tying of a Large Bowel Using an Endoscope?

Patients may experience some mild cramping or discomfort due to the procedure, as well as a sore throat from the endoscope. The patient will likely be asked to stay for observation for 4-6 hours afterward depending on the procedure.

Conclusion

Tying of a large bowel using an endoscope is a medical procedure that uses an endoscope to diagnose and treat conditions in the gastrointestinal tract. It is an important procedure used to identify and address any medical issues that may exist in the large bowel, and can be uncomfortable. After the procedure, patients may experience some mild cramping or discomfort, as well as a sore throat, but these should not last long.

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