How is endoscopy done?
Vascular access is opened
A local anesthetic is sprayed into your throat to numb it.
The patient is placed on the examination stretcher on the left side.
A plastic mouthpiece is placed between your teeth to keep your mouth slightly open and protect your teeth.
the patient’s pulse and oxygen saturation (level) are monitored with the relevant devices during the procedure.
Before starting the examination, patients are sedated (sleeping) by the anesthesiologist.
The examination process is started and the esophagus, stomach and small intestine are examined.
If deemed necessary during the procedure, samples can be taken for pathological examination.
After the procedure, he is taken to the relevant room to completely eliminate the effect of anesthesia.
video recording of the examination and gastroscopy report is prepared
After the procedure, the examination opinions of your doctor are explained to the patient and their relatives and the result of the examination is given.
If deemed appropriate by the anesthesiologist, the patient is discharged home.
After going home, it is necessary to rest for 3-4 hours.
After the examination, there may be complaints of gas and bloating. This will be corrected after the gas is released.
After the feeling of numbness in the throat passes (about 2 hours), you can return to your normal diet and eat.
If you experience abdominal pain after discharge and do not regress despite gas, your doctor should be informed.
What Are the Risks of This Transaction?
With all the precautions taken, gastroscopy is a routine, low-risk and practical procedure.
Drugs that provide sedation (sleeping) during the examination may rarely cause slowing of heart rate and respiration or an allergic reaction in patients. For this reason, antidotes of sedation drugs, called antidotes, and allergy-fighting drugs are kept ready in the examination room.
Bleeding, perforation, and damage to the surrounding tissues may develop in the esophagus and stomach, albeit very rarely. A minority of these rare patients may require surgical intervention.