Exploration of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum using equipment that allows viewing videoendoscopy lesions of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum and taking biopsies.
Endoscopy is the most appropriate method of diagnosing gastritis and ulcers. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy can also diagnose hiatal hernia and reflux esophagitis, reflux disease. It is indicated in the staging of liver cirrhosis by diagnosing portal hypertensive gastropathy and esophageal varices. During endoscopy may be detecting Helicobacter pylori infection by direct test whose result is issued in 30 minutes; it is an infection that can cause gastric lesions typical aspect and all gastroscopy can diagnose other forms of gastritis or other lesions (gastric cancer , esophageal cancer).
Also eso gastroscopy is a therapeutic maneuver that may be harvested biopsies of ulcer or gastric cancer edges or pathologic esophageal cancer diagnostics and interventions can be done to stop the bleeding – hemostasis, mucosectomy, resection or ligation of polyps by electroresection , extraction of esophageal foreign body.
Full esophagogastroduodenoscopy harvesting biopsy for H. pylori infection lasts about 5-10 minutes, the length extending in a situation that made complex therapeutic maneuvers.
Because we believe our patients should benefit from the best comfort and care we recommend making this exploration under local anesthesia, in special situations we can offer sedation, for better monitoring of the patient and a good tolerance of surgery, especially in situations where the duration is prolonged.
We digitally record the procedure, recording that allows anytime for the movie to be review by comparing the evolution of injuries in time and for them to be treated. Images recorded are given to the patient in the form of photographs on paper and CD movies with treatment recommendations, treatment and follow-up protocols distance.
Preparation for Gastroscopy
Endoscopy is performed only on an empty stomach, so it is indicated, the day before analysis, to have an easy diet. Last dinner should be at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the day before the investigation.
On the morning of the investigation and not eat anything or drink anything.
Do not eat chewing gum, and avoid smoking.
After examination, it is recommended that you avoid, at least for an hour, food and drinks. Throughout the day do not eat hot food.