Private Gastroscopy

What is gastroscopy?

Performed on an outpatient basis, gastroscopy is a minimally invasive medical examination of the upper part of your digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, and duodenum). During the procedure, the doctor introduces an endoscope, a thin and long tube fitted at its end with a tiny light and a mini-camera, into your mouth in order to examine your digestive tract. As the probe passes through the digestive tract, the camera sends the video images to a monitor, and the doctor can assess the condition of the lining of the digestive tract. During the procedure, biopsies are usually taken.

Why get a gastroscopy done?

Your doctor might suggest getting a private gastroscopy in Montreal in order to check your upper digestive health and find reasons for your digestive problems. Since gastroscopy allows for direct view and biopsies, they can be used to treat certain medical conditions as well as check for cancer.

Booking a private gastroscopy session is important to:

When should I see a doctor for a gastroscopy?

You must see a doctor for gastroscopy in Laval if you are experiencing any of the following issues:

How do I prepare for the gastroscopy?

After you have booked an appointment by phone, the nurse will explain to you how to prepare for the gastroscopy. You must follow these directions carefully. Preparation for gastroscopy is an important step in the success of the procedure.

Before coming to the clinic, make sure you have completed the medical questionnaire that the secretary sends you a few days in advance. The doctor will need this information to learn about the state of your health and possible allergies.

In addition to these, you might also be suggested to consume only clear liquids for 7 to 8 hours before your gastroscopy private appointment. Since the purpose of the procedure is to have a clear view of the digestive tract, you must go in with a clear and empty stomach.

Are there any risks involved?

Generally speaking, gastroscopy in Montreal,West island, Gatineau is a safe procedure that involves no serious risks or complications as such. However, you can expect certain risks during the gastroscopy protocol such as:

Post the private gastroscopy procedure, bloating and nausea are quite normal that may last a few days. However, if you experience chronic cough and intense abdominal and throat pain, you should contact your healthcare provider right away.

Can I go home after the gastroscopy?

Yes, you can go home soon after the procedure, but after spending some time in a recovery room, where your blood pressure and heart rate will be checked regularly. When you are sufficiently awake, you can leave the clinic. You will probably feel drowsy and tired, but this sensation will wear off over time. This is why you will need to ask someone to drive you home after the procedure.

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