This is an endoscopic procedure to carry out the treatment for some conditions in the digestive system, as observed through a diagnostic endoscopy procedure.
While the diagnostic endoscopy provides the doctor a visual image of the organ for diagnosis, therapeutic endoscopy is used to provide the necessary treatment for the condition, including some procedures that eliminates the need for an open surgery, is less expensive and better tolerated by patients.
Therapeutic endoscopy plays an important role in the treatment of conditions such as gastrointestinal bleeding. A technique called endoscopic haemostais is used for the management of acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage and the prevention of bleeding during other critical endoscopic procedures. It is also used for the removal of polyps and in the treatment of gastric cancers.