Gastro-Duedonoscopy (Esophagus and Stomach Endoscopy)

It is a method of looking at the stomach and duodenum by entering through the mouth with a thin, bendable, lighted instrument.


What is Gastro-Duodenoscopy?
It is an endoscopy examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
The operation is performed orally with a thin bendable instrument.
With this method, both diagnosis and treatment can be made.

When is Gastro-Duodenoscopy necessary?
– In cases of difficulty in swallowing, inability to swallow
–  In cases of burning and pain behind the rib cage
– In cases of bitter water in the mouth
– In cases of undiagnosed anemia
–  In cases such as burning pain and heartburn in the upper parts of the abdomen
–  In cases of unexplained weight loss and loss of appetite
–  In patients with a family history of gastric cancer

Preparation of Gastro-Duodenoscopy Device
Before the examination, the device is washed in a special machine for 18 minutes. It is purified from microbes.

What the Patient Should Do in Preparation for Gastro-Duodenoscopy
Nothing should be eaten for at least 6 hours before the procedure.
Obligatory drugs can be taken with a sip of water 3 hours before the procedure.

How is Gastro-Duodenoscopy Performed?
–  The patient is examined before the procedure and necessary blood tests are requested.
–  During the procedure, the patient is put into normal sleep with medication so that he or she does not feel pain. It is not unconscious with deep narcosis.
–  The procedure is completely painless.
–  The process takes between 5 and 10 minutes.
–  If a piece of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum needs to be taken, it is taken during the procedure and sent for analysis.

Questions or Curiosities
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