A polypectomy is a procedure used to remove polyps from the inside of the colon, also called the large intestine. A polyp is an abnormal collection of tissue. The procedure is relatively noninvasive and is usually carried out at the same time as a colonoscopy.
A gastroscopy is a type of endoscopy used to examine the oesophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine. It can be used to investigate problems, diagnose or treat conditions (ulcers, blockages etc.). The procedure usually lasts less than 15 minutes.
A small capsule, about the size of a gel cap, is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus during an upper endoscopy.
The capsule measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits readings to a receiver. It will remain for five to seven days and will pass through the digestive track
Gastro Intestinal bleeding management
To stop GI bleeding gastroscopy, colonoscopy, or flexible sigmoidoscopy is used. The bleeding is managed with either medicine, heat probes, lasers, or band and clip.
The procedure depends on the bleeding.