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Gastroscopy (Upper GI Endoscopy)

A Gastroscopy (Upper GI Endoscopy) is generally a safe and effective way of diagnosing any problems you may have with the upper part of your digestive system.

A Gastroscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the gullet (Oesophagus), Stomach and Duodenum (a tube that connects your stomach to your bowel) using a flexible telescope. This procedure is also known as a Gastroscopy, which involves, the Consultant Gastroenterologists will place a flexible telescope (Gastroscope) through your mouth into the back of your throat and down your gullet into your stomach, from here the endoscope will pass on into your Duodenum.

Your specialist Consultant Gastroenterologist will then be able to look for any problems in these Organs such as Inflammation or Ulcers, perform Biopsies (take a small piece of tissue, this is painless) to test for infections and take Photographs to help make a Diagnosis.

Our Consultant Gastroenterologists offer private Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy.

Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for an Gastroscopy at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

We work with all known Insurance Companies and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.

Before considering treatment, it is important to be aware that all procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with an Gastroscopy. You can download a Gastroscopy patient information leaflet here.

Alternatively you can view our Gastroscopy discharge leaflet here.

For some patients they may require a combined procedure Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy you can find the Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy Discharge leaflet here.

We have recently published our latest endoscopy patient satisfaction audit, for more information visit Endoscopy Patient Questionnaire Results.

 

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