Endoscopy / Gastroscopy
Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure performed by a endoscopist, a well-trained subspecialist who uses the endoscope to diagnose and, in some cases, treat problems of the digestive system.
The endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and light on the end. By adjusting the various controls on the endoscope, the endoscopist can safely guide the instrument to carefully examine the inside lining of the digestive system.
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A scope is placed down the esophagus to look for hernias, ulcers and obtain a biopsy for bacteria. This procedure is conducted under conscious sedation, and no pain or discomfort will be felt.
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