ENDOSCOPY UNIT & SERVICES
The Endoscopy Unit in Tawau Specialist Hospital houses specialized equipment to provide our patients with various endoscopic procedures.
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a patient's digestive tract. An oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGDS) or an upper endoscopy is a procedure where an endoscope is passed through the mouth and throat, into the esophagus, thus allowing for the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper part of the small intestines) to be examined.
Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the colon (large intestine) through the anus, to examine the colon and terminal ileum (the final part of the small intestine) in a procedure called colonoscopy.
Endoscopy is used to evaluate: