Upper GI Endoscopy

During the endoscopy procedure , the doctor performing the endoscopy uses an instrument called an endoscope , which is not rigid, is easy to advance, and is connected to an imaging unit thanks to the camera at the end, in order to evaluate the inside of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum . Thanks to the endoscopy procedure , stomach ulcer, gastric hernia, reflux disease, esophagitis , celiac disease, stomach cancer and esophageal cancer can be diagnosed.

What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a procedure that examines the upper part of our digestive system. The procedure is also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

The endoscope is an instrument with a camera at the end that is not thinner and not harder than the esophagus, and it allows us to examine the inner wall of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum in detail.

Why is Endoscopy Performed?

  • Stomach ache,
  • nausea, vomiting,
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Indigestion,
  • swallowing problems,
  • Bleeding in the upper digestive tract

If there is a 1st and 2nd degree relative diagnosed with gastric cancer in the family, endoscopy should also be performed.

Endoscopy is essential for people over the age of 40 with dyspeptic complaints .

Which Diseases Are Diagnosed With Endoscopy ?

  • reflux disease,
  • esophagitis ,
  • duodenitis ,
  • Bulbit ,
  • esophageal cancer,
  • Gastric cancer,
  • stomach and duodenal ulcers,
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors,

What Does Removal of Pieces in Endoscopy Mean?

endoscopy , a biopsy is performed from the suspicious-looking area. This piece is sent to pathology. As a result of pathology, it is evaluated whether there is gastritis, helicobacter bacteria or cancer in this piece. The size of the received piece is less than 1 cm in size. Taking a stomach biopsy is not something to be afraid of or worry about.

Is Endoscopy Used For Therapeutic Purposes?

Endoscopy can be used for diagnostic as well as therapeutic use. In cases where there is bleeding in the stomach or esophagus, it can be stopped by endoscopy . In case of narrowing of the esophagus, the places with this narrowing can be expanded with an endoscopic stent. Polyps in the stomach can be removed with the help of endoscopy.

How Many Hours Will I Be Fast Before Endoscopy? What Should I Follow Before Endoscopy?

Your stomach must be free of food debris for endoscopy to reveal a fully successful imaging. Therefore , you should fast 6-8 hours before the endoscopy .

endoscopy , you should inform your doctor about your blood thinners, blood pressure and diabetes medications. Some of these drugs can be discontinued and some can be changed temporarily.

Endoscopy is an outpatient treatment. During the endoscopy , you will receive anesthesia in the form of light sedation and you will not remember the procedure . You are not likely to feel any pain during the endoscopy procedure .

The endoscopy procedure takes about 15-30 minutes. A mouth guard will be placed to protect your teeth. The endoscope will be advanced through your mouth into your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Your stomach will be inflated with air for better viewing of the endoscope . This given air can cause temporary abdominal bloating and burping after the procedure. While examining your stomach wall with endoscopy , video images will be taken and serial photos will be taken. A gastric biopsy will be performed during endoscopy, if necessary.

You will be able to start feeding with water 2-4 hours after the endoscopy . When you come to the endoscopy procedure , a relative of yours should accompany you. We do not recommend driving for the first 24 hours since you have received anesthesia after endoscopy .

What Should I Do After Endoscopy?

after endoscopy, and you can use lozenges for this. After the procedure, you may experience bloating due to the air given in and a slight nausea due to anesthesia, but these are temporary. With your doctor’s approval, you can start work and drive the next day.

Are there any risks or complications of having an endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a low-risk procedure. Complications may rarely develop during endoscopy . These complications include allergic reactions to anesthesia, bleeding and infection, and perforation of the digestive tract organs.

When will I get the results after the endoscopy procedure?

endoscopic biopsy has not been performed, your doctor will share the result with you as soon as you regain your consciousness. If a stomach biopsy was performed, the biopsy results will be shared with you between 2 days and 2 weeks by your doctor.

What are the conditions that I need to reach my doctor after the endoscopy procedure?

  • Bloody vomit or stool (black, tarry),
  • fever and chills,
  • persistent nausea, vomiting,
  • difficulty swallowing,
  • chronic cough, chest pain,
  • Severe abdominal pain.

Endoscopy Prices 2022 How Much?

Endoscopy prices vary according to simultaneous colonoscopy or biopsy in the procedure. On endoscopy prices , Dr. You can contact Özhan Çetindağ clinic