previous page

Endoscopy

Endoscopy
Scroll to
discover


Humansa HD Endoscopy Centre is led by a dedicated and clinically experienced team of specialists and nurses, and equipped with state-of-the art endoscopic imaging systems and comprehensive medical equipment for daytime endoscopy and minimally invasive procedures. Adhering to the strictest global guidelines in regards to hygiene, medication dosage, sterility and contagious diseases ensure members undergo consultations, examinations and procedures in a safe and relaxed, comfortable environment.

Early Detection and Prevention

Extant research suggests that removal of risky polyps lowers the chances of cancer, with early detection being crucial as symptoms of early-stage cancer are not obvious and easy to go unnoticed. Early gut examination and removal of intestinal polyps can help reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer by 3 to 8 times.

An endoscope is a long, thin tube with a small camera at one end that can transmit high-definition images to a display. When an endoscope is passed through a body, it allows doctors to check for abnormal tissue, irritations, ulcers, and inflammation of internal organs, thereby allowing them to diagnose a disease or condition. Polyps or precancerous mutations to the esophagus and upper intestine, large intestine, bladder, and lower intestine are treatable providing they are detected in their early stages of development.

Our Services

Gastroscopy

An endoscope is passed through the throat and into the esophagus, to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine to see if any polyps, ulcers or other diseases are present.

Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD; or commonly known as acid reflux), stomach pain, persistent heartburn, severe indigestion, persistent nausea and vomiting, feeling bloated after eating small amounts of food, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue are all related to gastric cancer and related illnesses, thus it is recommended to undergo gastroscopy as soon as possible to diagnose the cause.

As the risk of gastric cancer in patients with H. pylori infection is 4 to 6 times higher than non-carriers, with 80% of carriers without noticeable symptoms, doctors will take a small biopsy of tissue for analysis for a rapid H. pylori test to identify the initial cause of gastric cancer.

High-risk factors: family history of gastric cancer, previous H. pylori infection, long-term stomach inflammation, pernicious anemia, stomach polyps, a diet high in salty and smoked foods, a diet low in fiber, ageing, and smoking.

Colonoscopy

According to 2019 figures from the Department of Health, colorectal cancer was the second most common cancer in Hong Kong, with 5,556 new cases and a male-to-female ratio of 1.4 to 1 that year. However, doctors can locate inflammation, remove polyps, and take biopsies for examination from routine and early colonoscopy screenings to identify individuals at higher risks, and thus effectively prevent mutations and lower the chances of colorectal cancer by 3 to 8 times, thereby greatly improving colorectal cancer survival rates.

Compared to fecal occult blood tests and stool DNA tests, the more invasive colonoscopy is the best method to clearly inspect the entire large bowel, and can detect tumours that are not bleeding or showing DNA mutations.

High-risk factors: family history of colorectal cancer, patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, changes in bowel habits (such as constipation or diarrhea), blood in the stool, abnormal weight loss and fatigue, high fat and low fiber diet, physical inactivity, obesity, ageing, long-term alcohol and tobacco use.

Cystoscopy

A cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder to monitor abnormalities affecting the urethra and bladder. A biopsy can be taken through the cystoscope to be analyzed if needed, to evaluate diseases of the urinary tract, and find cancers of the bladder or urethra. Cystoscopy can help detect and determine the cause of blood in the urine, incontinence, overactive bladder, painful urination, bladder cancer, bladder stones, and bladder inflammation (cystitis). A cystoscopy can also place stents in patients with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) to relieve swelling and alleviate discomfort.

High-risk factors: family history of hereditary disease, previous history of bladder stones, ageing, and tobacco use.

​​Sigmoidoscopy

A minimally invasive medical examination, a sigmoidoscope is inserted into the back passage (anus) and pushed slowly into the rectum and sigmoid colon to examine the large intestine and the lower (sigmoid) colon. The procedure can be used to investigate the cause of bleeding or pain, and look for evidence of inflammation or cancer of the rectum and lower colon. Sigmoidoscopy can also be used to remove polyps and take biopsy for analysis.

High-risk factors: family history of colorectal cancer, changes in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, ageing, and tobacco use.

Procedures

Making an Appointment

Reach us over the phone, or make appointments and enquiries via email or Whatsapp. We will contact you directly.

Initial Consultation

Our specialist will review the medical records and etiology to determine if endoscopy is suitable. Our nurses will then explain the details of the procedure, including guidelines of food intake the night before, and to set up a time and date for the procedure.

Before the Procedure

The patent must follow specific food intake guidelines:

Colonoscopy: no high fiber food and beverages within 3 days before the procedure. A doctor-prescribed laxative for the cleaning of the large intestine must be taken the night before the procedure. The procedure might be affected if the bowel is not completely clear.

Gastroscopy: fasting for 6 hours before the procedure.

Day of the Procedure

On the day of the procedure, our specialist and nurse will examine the patient’s condition to ensure he/she is ready. After the procedure, the patient will be taken to the VIP Room or Recovery Area for rest before going home.

Colonoscopy: the procedure is about 45 minutes, with hold time around 1.5 - 2 hours

Gastroscopy: the procedure is about 20 minutes, with hold time around 1 to 1.5 hours

(Subject to individual condition)





Make an Appointment

Central

Room 1511, 15/F, New World Tower I, 18 Queen’s Road Central
(Central MTR Exit G)


+852 2130 3201


+852 5237 1875



Kwai Fong

Unit 1905 & 1906, 19/F, MetroplazaTower II, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Fong
(Kwai Fong MTR Exit E)


+852 2130 3203


+852 5237 1867



Kwun Tong

Unit 906 & 907, 9/F, Prosperity Place, 6 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong
(Kwun Tong MTR Exit B1)


+852 2130 3150


+852 5237 1580



Yuen Long

Room 1001-03A,10/F, HSBC Building Yuen Long, 150-160 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long
(Hong Lok Road LTR)


+852 2130 7140


+852 5237 1546



info.hdendo@humansa.com.hk