Digestive Health

Tests and procedures

Read about the latest digestive health tests and procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, which can often help detect abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system and produce early diagnosis of potentially preventable conditions.

Colonoscopy myths busted

The thought of having a colonoscopy probably sends chills down your spine. Although it’s not the most pleasant procedure, it shouldn’t hurt and could end up saving your life.

Endoscopes not always cleaned properly

Endoscopes, which are used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts are often not cleaned properly and these dirty devices might pose infection risk.

Virtual colonoscopy gentler

So-called virtual colonoscopies detect tumours and pre-cancerous lesions almost as well as standard colonoscopies using a camera threaded through the colon.

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