Upper GI Endoscopy

Upper GI Endoscopy is a visualization of internal organs like the food pipe, stomach, and the initial part of the small intestine. A flexible, thin endoscope is used for this procedure, which has a light and a viewing instrument that sends images to monitor.  A thin endoscope is introduced into the digestive tract by the oral route.

The doctor carefully examines the video produced during the procedure to understand the pathology within the tract.

Patients with long standing acidity, pain in tummy, vomiting, dyspepsia (indigestion) and liver disease may require Endoscopy for further diagnosis and treatment.

The endoscope allows a doctor to examine the inside of the upper gastrointestinal tract for bleeding, tumors, polyps, diseases, and other abnormal conditions.  A tissue sample or biopsy can be taken with the endoscope.

Endoscopy is done with diagnostic as well as therapeutic purpose in some of the following conditions:

  • Patients with difficulty in swallowing.
  • Patients (more often kids) who have ingested foreign body (like coins, needles, magnets, bones).
  • Patients with a history of blood in vomiting or blood in stools.
  • Patients with suspected obstruction in the digestive tract.

Usually, a diagnostic Upper GI endoscopy is an outpatient procedure.

A patient has to stay an empty stomach for 4-6 hours before Upper GI endoscopy.

The procedure is done under local and/or general anesthesia depending upon the patient’s condition. We at ALFA GASTRO AND LIVER CARE routinely perform the procedure under general anesthesia.

Usually, UGI endoscopy is a painless procedure and is completed in 5 to 10 minutes. If some therapeutic intervention is planned then time may increase.

  • If you are allergic to any drug inform your doctor.
  • Stay empty stomach 6 hours prior to the scheduled procedure. Do not receive food, water, tea, or coffee 6 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Don’t carry your wallet, jewellery, mobile phones or any other valuables to the endoscopy room.
  • If the procedure is planned under anesthesia, bring a relative with you who can drive you back to the home. Driving by yourself can be dangerous.
  • If you are diabetic inform your doctor about your drug dosage and schedule, as it might be necessary to change or skip a dose with regard to your fasting status.

You can contact us on the contact details given below. Our contact persons will schedule an appointment with the doctor. After his consultation, a procedure can be planned accordingly.

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+91 75675 41444

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