Endoscopy Kenya

Endoscopy Kenya :

An endoscopy (looking inside) is used in medicine to look inside the body. The endoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body.

During an upper endoscopy, an endoscope is easily passed through the mouth and throat and into the esophagus, allowing the doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine.

Similarly, endoscopes can be passed into the large intestine (colon) through the rectum to examine this area of the intestine. This procedure is called sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy depending on how far up the colon is examined.Endoscopy Kenya

Endoscopy risks
Although endoscopy is relatively safe ,you may get one of the following complications
Perforation (tear in the gut wall)
Reaction to sedation
Pancreatitis as a result of ERCP

Talk to internist

Endoscopy alternatives
Endoscopy Kenya alternatives includes: Alternative tests to upper GI endoscopy include a barium x-ray and ultrasound (sonogram) to study the organs in the upper abdomen. Study of the stools, blood and stomach juice can provide indirect information about a gastrointestinal condition.

Endoscopy Procedure duration
An upper endoscopy takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. A colonoscopy takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.Patients remain in the recovery area 30 to 40 minutes after their procedure.

How long can you eat after endoscopy?
An upper endoscopy requires that you have an empty stomach before the procedure. Do not eat or drink anything for at least six hours before the procedure, or as directed by your doctor or nurse.

Endoscopy prices in Kenya

Note careful that these are range and every hospital may charge differently
Diagnostic Ksh: 15,000.00 – Ksh: 40,000.00
PEG tube insertion Ksh: 30,000.00 – Ksh 60,000.00
Stent insertion Ksh : 30,000.00 – 60,000.00
Panendoscopy laser urethrotomy ranges between
Ksh: 40,000.00-60,000.00

List of places for Endoscopy Kenya

Tenwek Hospital
Located at Bomet ,western kenya
P.O Box 39 – 20400
Bomet, KENYA
email: tenwek@tenwek.com

Nazareth Hospital
P. O. BOX 49682-00100,

MOBILE:0722-405166, 0711930741, 0734143735
TEL:254-020 2017401, 020 6750945

Other email contacts:

Ladnan Hospital
Address: Chai Raod, Pangani, Nairobi
Phone: 0707 000730 Endoscopy Kenya

Maria Immaculata Hospital
Head Office –
Gitanga Road vehicle no.46/56, Vanga Stage – Lavington
Maria Immaculata Hospital
P.O.BOX 57216-00200 Nairobi
Tel: +254 (20) 3877995,
+254 (20) 3504616
Cell: +254722 421798,
+254710 392757
Fax: +254(20) 3564171 757

Email: immaculatahospital@yahoo.com

Upper Hill Medical Centre
Ralph Bunche Road,
P.O. Box 10619 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: 254 2 2721580
Fax: 254 2 342808
E-mail: admin@uhmc.co.ke

Nyeri Endoscopy & Surgicare Centre
Located at Karson House Nyeri
Email: nyendoscopy@gmail.com

Gastro & liver Centre
020 5206808, 0719 214991
6th Floor, Doctors Park Building, Near Aga Khan Hospital, 3rd Parklands Ave, Nairobi

The Nairobi West Hospital
0722 200 944, 0734 200 944
Gandhi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya

Kijabe Hospital
Telephone Numbers:
0709-728-200 (General Enquiries)
0712-504-056 (General Enquiries)
0787-145-122 (On-Call Manager
Address: P.O. Box 20, Kijabe 00220, Kenya
For general enquiries, please contact: Info.kh@kijabe.net

The Nairobi Hospital
+254) 703082000
Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Coptic Hospital
P.O. Box 21570, Nairobi 00505 Nairobi
Tel: (+254)(20) 2592180 / 2592175 / 2592362 / 2592177 / 2591916 / 2724737 / 2725771 / 2725777 / 2725856
Mobile: 0735-558862
Fax: 020-2725771
Email: coptichospital@copticmission.org

The Mater Hospital
Along Dunga Road, South B, Nairobi.
Telephone: +254 (20) 690 3000
Email: inform@materkenya.com

M.P. Shah Hospital
+254 20 4291 100.
0733 606113.
0733 606752.
0722 204427.
0722 783350.
Email: info@mpshahhosp.org

Kenyatta hospital Endoscopy Unit
The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta National Hospital,
P.O Box 20723-00202,
Tel. 020-2726300
Cell. 070985400/ 0730643000
Email: knhadmin@knh.or.ke

Read : List of private Hospitals in Nairobi

References for Endoscopy Kenya
1.Medical and practitioners board of Kenya
2.”Endoscopy”. British Medical Association Complete Family Health Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 1990.
3.Wang KK, Sampliner RE (March 2008). “Updated guidelines 2008 for the diagnosis, surveillance and therapy of Barrett’s esophagus”. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 103
4. Shawki O, Deshmukh S, Pacheco LA (2017). Mastering the Techniques in Hysteroscopy. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. pp. 13

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