Setup and Care of Endoscopes

  • Ariel Eric Klevan
  • Jose MartinezEmail author


The introduction of a flexible endoscope to mainstream clinical practice has revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal, urologic, and pulmonary illnesses. The flexibility of these scopes has far surpassed the limitations of the traditional rigid endoscope, allowing the endoscopist to reach and treat anatomical areas never thought to be amenable to this kind of treatment. These scopes and their associated tools allow endoscopists to diagnose and treat disease processes that traditionally required invasive surgery. These procedures are now done in a truly minimally invasive fashion, often on an outpatient basis. Two types of endoscopes are commonly used: fiberoptic and videoendoscopes.


Flexible Endoscope Chlorine Dioxide Image Processor Universal Precaution Endoscopy Suite 
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Supplementary material

Video 3.1

Step-by-step setup of the endoscope (MP4 25577 kb)

Video 3.2

Endoscope with leak (MP4 20619 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryJackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami HospitalMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Miller School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

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