Enteroscopy is a diagnostic technique used to gain direct visualization and access to the small intestine, which is usually not possible during an endoscopy. With the help of special instruments, a tiny, optical endoscope is used to explore the small intestine. Enteroscopy can be further classified into two types - push enteroscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy.


No special preparations are required for Enteroscopy. However, following the instructions given by the doctor is mandatory. It is mandatory for the patient to inform their doctor if they are taking any blood thinners, insulin or any other medications before the enteroscopy.


During an Enteroscopy procedure, a thin endoscope or enteroscope is inserted into the mouth. This enteroscope which is typically about three feet long passes through the stomach and then into the small intestine. It passes through the intestines with the help of the gentle pushing pressure. The doctor can then view the images of what is inside the small intestine while looking through a prism.


  • Push Enteroscopy: It is also known as the