Upper GI Endoscopy

Upper GI Endoscopy

£918.00

An upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of your oesophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum using a flexible telescope. This procedure is sometimes known as a gastroscopy.

Description

An upper GI endoscopy usually takes about 10 minutes.

If appropriate, the endoscopist may offer you a sedative to help you to relax.

The endoscopist will place a flexible telescope (endoscope) into the back of your throat and down into your stomach. From here the endoscope will pass into your duodenum.

The endoscopist will be able to look for problems such as inflammation or ulcers. They will be able to perform biopsies and take photographs to help make the diagnosis.