Endoscopic surgery is performed with an endoscope, a tubular probe that has a tiny camera and a bright light, which is inserted into a small incision. Images from the camera are transmitted back to a screen, which the surgeon watches while manipulating the endoscope inside the body. The endoscope is a device to assist the surgeon during surgical procedures. Instruments to actually perform the surgery are inserted through different incision(s).
- Linx treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Interventional endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE)
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Choledochoscopy, as well as endoscopic surgical procedures including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR),
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and endoscopic suturing.