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Frequently asked questions

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What is a Gastroscopy?

A Gastroscopy, also known as an upper endoscopy, is a medical procedure used to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and the beginning of the small intestine. During the procedure, a flexible tube with a light and camera, known as an endoscope, is passed through the mouth and down the throat to provide a detailed visual inspection of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This diagnostic tool is commonly employed to investigate symptoms such as abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, or gastrointestinal bleeding, allowing healthcare professionals to identify and address various conditions, including inflammation, ulcers, and tumors. Gastroscopy is a valuable method for both diagnosis and, in some cases, therapeutic interventions.

What are the advantages of a Gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy boasts several advantages as a medical procedure. Its direct visualisation of the upper gastrointestinal tract in real time enables precise identification of conditions like inflammation, ulcers, tumors, and bleeding. The flexibility of the endoscope allows for a thorough examination, and the procedure permits the collection of tissue samples through biopsy for accurate diagnosis. Gastroscopy also serves as a platform for therapeutic interventions, including the removal of polyps and treatment of bleeding lesions, all achieved through a minimally invasive approach. With shorter recovery times and reduced discomfort for patients, gastroscopy stands out as a valuable and versatile tool in gastroenterology for both diagnosis and treatment.

What are the potential risks?

While a Gastroscopy is generally safe, potential risks include a slight chance of bleeding or injury to the gastrointestinal tract, particularly during therapeutic interventions. There's also a minimal risk of infection, and patients may experience temporary discomfort or throat irritation. Adverse reactions to sedatives or anesthetics are rare but possible. Healthcare providers carefully assess patients' medical history to minimise risks. Despite these considerations, the overall benefits of gastroscopy in diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal issues typically outweigh the potential complications, which remain relatively uncommon. Patients are encouraged to discuss any concerns with their healthcare providers before undergoing the procedure.

What happens after?

After a Gastroscopy, patients typically have a short recovery period and may feel a bit drowsy due to sedatives. It's advised to avoid driving that day and have someone accompany them home. Minor throat discomfort may occur but usually resolves within a day. Serious complications are rare, and patients can usually resume normal activities and diet shortly after the procedure. Any persistent or severe symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider, and follow-up appointments are scheduled as needed to discuss results and next steps.

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At Get Well Soon we specialise in elective procedures. Elective surgery is different from urgent or emergency surgery, where the patient’s life might be in danger but
we understand that for many patients, these conditions
an often be debilitating and painful.

Elective procedures are often the sort of operations that the NHS are unable to prioritise, so seeing a doctor privately may be the only way you can have your
condition treated quickly.

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