A Gastroscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to look inside your oesophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach), your stomach and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum).
It’s performed using a narrow, flexible, telescopic camera called a gastroscope. The gastroscope is swallowed and passed down your oesophagus into your stomach and then into the duodenum.
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A Gastroscopy can help find out what is causing symptoms such as:
repeated vomiting or vomiting blood
long-term abdominal (tummy) pain
It's also used to help diagnose certain gastrointestinal conditions such as:
reflux oesophagitis (inflammation and damage to your oesophagus usually caused by stomach acid)
cancer of the oesophagus and stomach
A gastroscopy can be used to see if there are any growths or ulcers in your oesophagus, stomach or duodenum, and can be used to take a biopsy.
may need an Gastroscopy:
Are there any alternatives?
Depending on your symptoms, it may be possible to diagnose your condition using different or additional tests, such as an X-ray, MRI scan or ultrasound scan. You will be able to discuss this at your consultation, or depending on your symptoms, when speaking to a member of our team before booking.
Before your Gastroscopy
Before we go ahead with your Gastroscopy, you will need to have a formal consultation with a consultant Gastroenterologist. During this time, you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
Preparing for your Gastroscopy
If you take insulin or blood thinning drugs as you will need special advice on how to prepare for the test.
You should not eat or drink anything for six hours before your appointment. This is to make sure your stomach is empty so the endoscopist can have a clear view of your stomach. This includes boiled sweets and chewing gum. It is unsafe to perform a procedure if the stomach is not empty.
For patients on warfarin, you will need to have an INR blood test 48 hours before your appointment. Please arrange this with your own GP and bring the results with you. The test cannot go ahead without this result.
You will be told which medication you must not take. Other usual tablets may be taken with a small sip of water. Before the procedure the health team will carry out a number of checks and you will be asked to sign a consent form.
Having your Gastroscopy
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All our treatments will not require an overnight stay. You will always recover from the comfort of your own home.
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Your aftercare will not stop when you leave our clinic. We're here to help every step of the way.
LivingCare have provided high quality, safe, consultant-led care to thousands of patients and has an excellent local and national reputation. We are recognised by all medical insurers and also welcome non insured patients who wish to self pay for their treatment. LivingCare have also been working with the NHS to provide care for patients since 2002.
All our private services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.
Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility. The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway. The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways.
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