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Upper GI Endoscopy

Upper GI Endoscopy is a procedure which may be diagnostic or therapeutic done by gastroenterologist to see lining of upper GI tract. It is done with an endoscope- a flexible tube with a camera, under light sedation to relax the patient

Upper GI Endoscopy
Upper GI Endoscopy
  • Symptoms for which Upper GI endoscopy is done

  • Nausea & Vomitting
    Swallowing problem or dysphagia
    Heart burn/ acid reflux
    Hematemesis/ melena
    Unexplained weight loss

Hematemesis is blood in vomitus. Melena is passage of black tarry stool, generally indicate slow bleed in GI tract, most commonly Upper GI from stomach and duodenum

  • Diagnosis

  • Esophagus Cancer/ Stomach Cancer
    Corrosive Injury
    Esophagus/Stomach Ulcer
    Esophageal and Gastric varices
    Biopsy taken during procedure make the diagnosis of cancer

  • Therapeutic procedures

  • Dilatation of the esophagus and antral stricture
    Banding and glue injection for varices
    Foreign body removal
  • Preparation 

  • Fasting for 4 hrs
    Blood thinner drugs should be stopped
  • Complications
  • Bleeding
  • Perforation

It is not a painful procedure as nowadays it is done under mild sedation. Cost of procedure varies from one institute to other and also the indication for procedure. Simple diagnostic procedure cost varies from 1500 INR to 4000 INR 

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