Gastroenteroscopy is a medical procedure that allows the doctor to examine the inside of the digestive tract, using thin and flexible tube with a camera and a light source at its end, either through the rectum or through the mouth, in order to provide a clear picture of the inner parts of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon, pancreas, bileducts, with the aim of evaluating, diagnosing and treating their problems.
Here are some of the main benefits of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy:
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There are several types of digestive endoscopy, we can summarize the most important types of digestive endoscopy in the following:
Gastrointestinal endoscopy is used to detect and diagnose a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases, including but not limited to:
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General anesthesia is usually not required,but patients undergoing gastroscopy and colonoscopy can be anesthetized topically with a transoral spray or intravenous sedative to help them relax and feel more comfortable during the procedure.
After the procedure, you may experience some temporary side effects, such as: sore throat, hoarseness and cough,bloating, nausea, but these symptoms usually disappear quickly within a few days.
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Gastrointestinal endoscopy is generally considered safe when performed by trained and experienced medical professionals in appropriate healthcare settings, however, like any medical procedure, it carries some potential risks and considerations, such as: bleeding, infection,allergic reactions, but they are still relatively low, and the benefits of the procedure often outweigh the potential risks.
No, most patients undergo gastrointestinal endoscopy as day cases, and are in the hospital only for a few hours at most,and only in more complicated cases will patients need to stay in the hospital longer for observation, or for further treatment.
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