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Endoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your body. It uses an instrument called an endoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The doctor moves it through a body passageway or opening to see inside an organ. Sometimes scopes are used for surgery, such as for removing polyps from the colon.

There are many different kinds of endoscopy. Here are the names of some of them and where they look.

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Illustration of an upper endoscopy
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  1. Endoscopy (National Library of Medicine)  
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  2. Upper GI Endoscopy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
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  3. Sedation for Your Endoscopy (American College of Gastroenterology)  
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  4. Understanding Capsule Endoscopy (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)  
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  5. What Is Endoscopy? (American Cancer Society)  
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  6. Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (Endoscopy) (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)  
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  7. Upper Endoscopy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (American College of Physicians) - PDF  
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  8. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)  
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  9. Upper Endoscopy for Kids (North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) - PDF  
    What is an Upper Endoscopy? Your child’s doctor has recommended an Upper Endoscopy (also called an esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD). This is a test in which ...
  10. Nasal endoscopy is a test to view the inside of the nose and sinus to check for problems. ... You may have a nasal endoscopy to figure out what is causing problems in your nose and sinuses. During the procedure, your provider may: Look at the ...
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