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Gastroscopy

  • What is a Gastroscopy?

    Gastroscopy is a safe examination to visualise the lining of the oesophagus (food pipe), stomach and small intestine. It uses a long and flexible tube called a gastroscope. The gastroscope is inserted through the mouth and carefully pushed down the oesophagus to the stomach and the small intestine. Gastroscopy is used to diagnose stomach problems and perform biopsies.

  • A doctor may recommend a gastroscopy examination if a patient has certain symptoms including nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, heartburn, upper-abdominal pain that does not go away, unexplained weight loss and bloating.

    Gastroscopy is also used as a routine screening for people who have a history of ulcers or polyps, to screen for stomach cancer and to check for abnormal findings detected on previous CT scan or X-ray tests.

    Gastroscopy can be used to treat certain conditions such as to remove a foreign body that has been swallowed by accident such as a fishbone. It can also be used to stop bleeding from ulcers, and cut out polyps or small stomach tumours.

  • The newly refurbished endoscopy centre at Gleneagles Hospital provides a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.

    These include colonoscopy, gastroscopy, bronchoscopy and cystoscopy, as well as endoscopic submucosal dissection and insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

  • Your goal of getting the most appropriate treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff at Gleneagles Hospital is committed to placing your needs foremost. Quality and customised healthcare has been our legacy for more than 60 years.

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