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List of Services provided at Bodmin Treatment Centre Endoscopical Procedures Gastroscopy- examination of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum with a flexible instrument equipped with camera. Instrument allows obtaining a view of the inside of the above mentioned organs. Anoscopy- examination of the distal part of gastrointestinal tract with the rigid endoscope. Sigmoidoscopy- examination of the sigmoid colon- large intestine placed in the left side of the abdomen. With a flexible instrument equipped with a camera. Instrument allows obtaining view of the inside of the intestine. Colonoscopy- examination of the large intestine and sometimes distal part of the small intestine with a flexible instrument equipped with a camera. Instrument allows obtaining a view of inside the above mentioned organs. Therapeutic GI endoscopical procedures Biopsy- removal of the small (1x1mm) bites of the mucosa in order to examine it under the microscope. Polypectomy- Removal of polyps (pathological mucosa) Mucosal resection- removal of the pathologically changed mucosa, usually a few square cm. Tattooing- marking mucosa with a special stain which allows detection of this place in future, or apply treatment in the proper place. Surgical Procedures Lumps and Bumps- removal of benign tumours of the soft tissues. Hernia repair- closure of the defect in abdominal wall, using soft tissues or synthetic mash. Simple Haemorrhoids- Barron’s applicator- application of rubber bands on the piles Diagnostic laparoscopy- exploration of abdominal organs in diagnostic purposes. Skin/Muscle/lymph node biopsies- taking specimens from soft tissues for histological examination Simple Toe Nail excision.
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