Table of Contents
- 1 Which instrument is used to perform a gastroscopy?
- 2 How is a gastroscopy procedure done?
- 3 Does a gastroscopy look at stomach?
- 4 What are the risks of a gastroscopy?
- 5 How will I feel after a gastroscopy?
- 6 Are you put to sleep for a gastroscopy?
- 7 Are you awake during a gastroscopy?
- 8 What is a gastroscopy and how is it done?
- 9 What to expect with a gastroscopy?
- 10 What happens during a gastroscopy?
Which instrument is used to perform a gastroscopy?
The instrument used to perform this simple test is the gastroscope; a long, thin, flexible fiberoptic tube.
How is a gastroscopy procedure done?
Gastroscopy — also known as upper endoscopy — involves using a thin flexible tube (endoscope) to examine the upper digestive tract. The tube is inserted into the mouth and travels down the food pipe (oesophagus), then into the stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum), to view these areas.
What kind of sedation is used for gastroscopy?
A medication called propofol is typically used. At very high doses, it can achieve “general anesthesia” as used in surgeries. Deep sedation requires closer patient monitoring during endoscopy. In many places, its use requires anesthesia personnel and may involve additional patient costs through insurance.
Does a gastroscopy look at stomach?
A gastroscopy (examination of the stomach) can help confirm or rule out the presence of medical conditions like gastritis or peptic ulcers. In this procedure, an instrument called a gastroscope is used to look at the inside of the food pipe, the stomach, and part of the duodenum (the first part of the intestine).
What are the risks of a gastroscopy?
During a gastroscopy, there’s a very small risk of the endoscope tearing the lining of your oesophagus, stomach or the first section of your small intestine (duodenum). This is known as perforation….Perforation
- neck, chest or stomach pain.
- pain when swallowing.
- a high temperature of 38C or above.
- breathing difficulties.
Do they put you to sleep for a gastroscopy?
What happens during a gastroscopy? You will be asked to lie flat, usually on your left side. You are usually given a sedative and sometimes a pain-reliever medicine by injection into a vein. The sedative will help you to relax, and may put you to sleep.
How will I feel after a gastroscopy?
It’s normal to feel bloated or have a sore throat for a day or 2 after a gastroscopy. You should contact your GP or the endoscopy unit immediately if you develop signs of a more serious problem, such as: severe or worsening chest pain or abdominal (tummy) pain. passing dark or “tar-like” poo.
Are you put to sleep for a gastroscopy?
What not to eat after a gastroscopy?
Avoid fried foods, fatty foods and large quantities of food. Things such as: scrambled eggs, toast, a sandwich are good choices. You may eat more food once you have tried something light to make sure you don’t become sick to your stomach. You may eat foods with fiber after the procedure.
Are you awake during a gastroscopy?
What is a gastroscopy and how is it done?
Gastroscopy – also known as upper endoscopy – involves using a thin flexible tube (endoscope) to examine the upper digestive tract . The tube is inserted into the mouth and travels down the food pipe (oesophagus), then into the stomach and first part of the small intestine (duodenum), to view these areas.
What to do before your gastroscopy?
You should not eat for 4-6 hours before the test. The stomach needs to be empty. (Small sips of water may be allowed up to two hours before the test.)
What to expect with a gastroscopy?
Gastroscopy is a very safe and well tolerated procedure. It is common to feel temporary mild bloating afterwards due to inflation of the stomach. Occasionally there may be nausea or lightheadedness following the anaesthetic.
What happens during a gastroscopy?
A gastroscopy is a procedure that enables your doctor to examine the lining of the oesophagus (food pipe/gullet), stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Under sedation a thin flexible tube is passed through your mouth into your stomach and duodenum.