Upper Endoscopy

Mar 2, 2019George Potamitis

Upper Endoscopy (Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy)

Upper endoscopy is a test that examine the lumen and lining of esophagus, stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).
If there is an indication therapeutic procedure can be done immediately to treat some abnormal condition (polypectomy, hemostasis, atc)
How do I prepare.
Do not eat or drink 6 hours before the upper GI endoscopy. Yours stomach must be empty.
Please tell the doctor if you
• Have any allergies, heart or lung problems
• If you are taking any medication for any reason
• If you are pregnant
• If you had any problem having a previous endoscopy or premidication for any other procedure.
• If you take antibiotics having dental work.

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy complications
• Drug adverse events
(allergy, local thrombosis respiratory depression)
• Hypoxia
• Pulmonary aspiration
• Bleeding
• Perforation
• Cardiac dysrhythmias
• Infection

Upper GI endoscopy is as safe diagnostic procedure.
The rate of complications is 0.13% and the mortality 0.0004%