Endoscopic surgery uses scopes going through small incisions or natural body openings in order to diagnose and treat disease. Another popular term is minimally invasive surgery (MIS), which emphasizes that diagnosis and treatments can be done with reduced body cavity invasion through large incisions.
A surgeon inserts an endoscope through a small incision or through an opening in the body such as the mouth. An endoscope is a specialized flexible tube with an attached camera that shows the work being done. Your doctor can use forceps (tongs) and scissors on the endoscope to operate or remove tissue.
Dr. Selim masters the art of both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. He utilizes his skills in diagnosing and treating his patients. He has a wide referral base including primary physicians, internal medicine, oncologists as well as peer surgeons. They send their patients to him for complicated procedures as dilating tough strictures (narrowing), treatment of fistulas and endoscopic excision of large polyps (tumors).