Endoscopy & Colonoscopy

Endoscopy

Most endoscopy procedures use an instrument called an endoscope.  An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end.  The endoscope provides high-quality images of your throat, esophagus, stomach, rectum, and colon.

One exception to using an endoscope for endoscopy is when doctors need to view the small intestine.  Due to its size and position in the digestive tract, doctors use a wireless capsule camera. It’s essentially a camera inside a pill capsule that patients swallow.  As it moves along the digestive tract, it takes pictures which are recorded using a device worn around the patient’s waist. During the journey, the capsule can transmit as many as 50,000 to 60,000 images of the digestive tract.

Colonoscopy

Considered the gold standard of colorectal cancer detection, colonoscopies allow us to take a detailed look at your rectum and entire large intestine (colon). Because all colorectal cancer begins as precancerous polyps, removing these polyps during a colonoscopy can completely prevent this deadly disease.

JEWMCH Endoscopy and Colonoscopy suite

JEWMCH Endoscopy and Colonoscopy suite is located in basement 2 of Annex Building anf offer a wide range of Gastrointestinal procedure. The unit is well furnished with latest procedure, monitoring equipment, CSSD facilities to ensure maximum accuracy, quality and safety for patients

The unit is operated by Dr. Taslima Zaman MBBS (DMC), MD (Gastroenterology) working as an Assistant professor in the Department of Gastroenterology in Japan East West Medical College and Hospital. JEWMCH also has a dedicated nurses’ team of anesthesiologists to provide intravenous sedation to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Additionally, JEWMCH is the only Hospital in Bangladesh who has successfully integrated the endoscopic image with PACS to better cater to the patients.