Endoscopy of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Upper GI endoscopy tests the mucosa of the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
After sedation, an endoscope is inserted into the mouth to assess the mucosal appearance of the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Biopsies may be taken from suspicious locations, and endotherapy for bleeding lesions may be performed.
Endoscopy is a very effective operation that has no side effects. It is normally performed as an outpatient procedure, and the patient may be discharged in as little as 2-3 hours.
UGI Endoscopy Indications
- Bleeding from the mouth (red or coffee-colored blood)
- Food swallowing difficulties
- Pressure in the upper abdomen
- Diarrhea that persists
Endoscopy may be used for a variety of therapeutic procedures.
- Varices’ banding
- Ulcer endotherapy is a form of therapy that is used to treat ulcers.
- Keeping rid of polyps
- Keeping rid of foreign artefacts
- Strictures are dilated.
- GAVE/PHG/PGP Stenting of the oesophagus and duodenum: APC application