The Department of Endoscopy has a full complement of high-end equipment. An expert team of doctors and well-trained nurses ensure prompt services, and provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as follows:

1) GI Endoscopy: Poona Hospital & Research Center offers various diagnostic procedures like:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Oesophagoscopy

& several therapeutic procedures like:

  • Variceal Banding
  • Stricture Dilation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Polypectomy

2) EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound): Poona Hospital & Research Center has the latest state-of-the-art endoscopic ultrasound system with superior image quality. EUS helps in various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures like:


  • Mediastinal
  • Hepatobiliary- Pancreatic
  • Submucosal tumours


  • FNAs
  • Draining of pancreatic pseudocysts
  • Advanced procedures for biliary drainage etc.

3) Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS):

Poona Hospital & Research Center is the only hospital in Maharashtra (except Mumbai) that has EBUS. The modality is used to sample and diagnose mediastinal nodes around the bronchial tree in:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lymphomas
  • Malignancies
  • Also useful in staging of pancreatic-biliary and upper GI Tract Malignancies

Also useful in mediastinal staging of documented lung malignancies, thus enabling the treating consultant to avoid surgical interventions in some patients.

4) Thoracoscopy: In thoracoscopy, a rigid telescope Is inserted through a small incision in the chest wall to visually inspect the lungs, mediastinum, and pleura.

  • To obtain tissue biopsies or fluid samples from pleura, or mediastinum in order to diagnose infections cancer, and other diseases.
  • To obtain a tissue sample (biopsy) for further evaluation and to diagonise inflammation, infection, fibrosis and Cancer.

The Poona Hospital & Research Center Team has the largest database on thoracoscopic lung biopsies for idiopathic interstitial pneumonias in India. (110 cases over 15 years)

5) Bronchoscopy: Rigid and flexible bronchoscopies are performed routinely by an expert team of doctors.

Q and A
1) Can I take my medications on the day of my Endoscopy?
Consult your physician if you are on any kind of daily medication.
2) Are there any limitations after endoscopy?
Endoscopy is done under IV sedation, so the patient is advised to rest until he/she gains full consciousness.
3) How can I get an endoscopy done at Poona Hospital & Research Center?
Contact our help desk and then schedule an appointment for an endoscopy procedure with our specialists.