What is a Gastroscopy ?
A gastroscopy is a procedure to look inside the esophagus, stomach and the first part of the small bowel. A small tube with a video camera on the end is inserted through your mouth to look at your throat and stomach.
Indicatons for a Gastroscopy:
There are many indications for a gastroscopy which include heartburn, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, anemia, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, etc...
Sedation is used for this procedure, so all patients must ensure that they have someone to take them home, whether by car or taxi. Please note, if you are taking a taxi/Uber/Lyft, you will need someone other than the driver to accompany you home.