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Endoscopy allows the doctor to look at the interior lining of the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine through a thin, flexible viewing instrument called an endoscope. The tip of the endoscope is inserted through the mouth and then gently advanced down the throat into the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine (duodenum).

Endoscopy can reveal problems that do not show up on X-ray tests, and it can sometimes eliminate the need for exploratory surgery.

The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

There are many advantages for patients of robotic-assisted surgery, but some of them might include the following:

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss and potential need for transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infections
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to daily activities
  • Reduced scarring
  • Decreased use of narcotics