What is an Upper GI Endoscopy?
An upper diagnostic endoscopy is a safe and gentle procedure that allows our medical experts to take a closer look at the inside of your upper digestive tract, specifically your esophagus, stomach, and the beginning of your small intestine.
Understanding Your Symptoms
So, why might you need this procedure? There are several reasons. If you're experiencing symptoms like persistent heartburn, difficulty swallowing, unexplained weight loss, or abdominal pain, an upper diagnostic endoscopy can help provide valuable insights into what's happening inside your body. Think of it as a tool that helps our experienced medical team better understand your unique situation, so they can tailor their recommendations to your needs.
Gentle and Painless Digestive Endoscopy Procedure
The procedure itself is designed to be comfortable and easy. You'll be given a sedative to help you relax, and our skilled endoscopist will gently insert a thin, flexible tube with a camera at the end, called an endoscope, through your mouth. This allows them to visualize the inside of your digestive tract on a screen in real time. The procedure usually takes only about 15-30 minutes, and you won't feel any pain. You might even find it interesting to see the images of your own digestive system!
Expert Care for Your Well-Being
Remember, you're under expert care throughout the entire process. After the procedure, you'll be given time to rest and recover, and our medical team will explain their findings to you in a way that's easy to understand. Whether it's for a clearer diagnosis or to ensure your health and well-being, an upper diagnostic endoscopy is a valuable tool that puts you on the path to better
health. At the Obesity Control Center, we're committed to providing you with the best care possible, ensuring your journey is reassuring, comfortable, and easy. Your health is in good hands with us.