An upper GI endoscopy is a procedure which allows your doctor to view the mucous lining of the upper portion of your gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopy can detect inflammation, infection, tumors and ulcers and other problems that may be present. Before the procedure blood pressure, oxygen and pulse are monitored and during the procedure, you will be asked to lie on the left side and a supportive mouth is placed in your mouth. Your doctor will close incision wounds with stitches and properly bandage them immediately after the procedure. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for this wound on your own. Some procedures, such as a colonoscopy, may leave you slightly uncomfortable. It may require some time to feel well enough to go about your daily business. Your doctor will discuss the results with you after they get them back from the laboratory.
This animated video is an informative video that provides information regarding Upper Gastro-intestinal Endoscopy. An upper GI endoscopy procedure allows your doctor to view the mucus lining of the upper portion of your gastro-intestinal tract. This includes your oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. Upper endoscopy is used to evaluate symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, or difficulty in swallowing. The procedure is performed using an endoscope which is a long thin flexible tube a light and a tiny video camera attached to the end. The camera transmits the image to a monitor. Uncomplicated upper endoscopy takes 10-20 minutes, your doctor will gently insert the endoscope through your mouth and then slowly and carefully move it down your oesophagus until it reaches your stomach. An endoscopy for stomach may also be necessary in some cases. Watch the endoscopy procedure video to learn more.
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