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
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
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
List of places for Endoscopy Kenya
Located at Bomet ,western kenya
P.O Box 39 – 20400
P. O. BOX 49682-00100,
MOBILE:0722-405166, 0711930741, 0734143735
TEL:254-020 2017401, 020 6750945
Other email contacts:
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,
Fax: +254(20) 3564171 757
Upper Hill Medical Centre
Ralph Bunche Road,
P.O. Box 10619 00100,
Tel: 254 2 2721580
Fax: 254 2 342808
Nyeri Endoscopy & Surgicare Centre
Located at Karson House Nyeri
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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nairobi Hospital
Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
P.O. Box 21570, Nairobi 00505 Nairobi
Tel: (+254)(20) 2592180 / 2592175 / 2592362 / 2592177 / 2591916 / 2724737 / 2725771 / 2725777 / 2725856
The Mater Hospital
Along Dunga Road, South B, Nairobi.
Telephone: +254 (20) 690 3000
M.P. Shah Hospital
+254 20 4291 100.
Kenyatta hospital Endoscopy Unit
The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta National Hospital,
P.O Box 20723-00202,
Cell. 070985400/ 0730643000
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