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