b. Suffix. The suffix denoting endoscopy is -scopy. Endoscopic study may be
performed on many parts of the body, including those listed in Table 2-1.
the urinary bladder.
Table 2-1. Endoscopy procedures.
c. Combined Procedures. The surgeon may elect to combine endoscopy with
one or more other surgical procedures--for example, he may perform bronchoscopy with
removal of a foreign body or cystoscopy with drainage. Operative procedures that may
be done in combination with endoscopic procedures are as follows: