Gastroscopy

oesophageal & gastric symptoms

We provide comprehensive & personalised Gastroscopy Services

  • Gastroscopy for investigation of oesophageal and gastric symptoms

A gastroscopy can check what’s causing your digestive symptoms, such as difficulties swallowing or pain when swallowing, indigestion, heartburn or stomach pain that does not go away.

Gastroscopy

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Gastroscopy

This procedure allows us to directly examine the mucosa (lining) of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. These are common locations of many important gastrointestinal diseases such as reflux disease, hiatus hernia, oesophageal and stomach cancers, oesophageal strictures, stomach and duodenal ulcers and coeliac disease.

Gastroscopy requires the stomach to be empty to provide us with the best possible views. During gastroscopy, we are able to diagnose abnormalities by direct inspection and confirm the findings by biopsy and microscopic examination. We can also diagnose Helicobacter pylori which can lead to peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. Additionally, we can treat many disorders, such as strictures (narrowing) of the oesophagus by dilatation (stretching).

Information for those having a gastroscopy

Contact us for an appointment.

GASTROSCOPY IS PERFORMED AT SOUTHERN ENDOSCOPY CENTRE.

Gastroscopy

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Gastroscopy

This procedure allows us to directly examine the mucosa (lining) of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. These are common locations of many important gastrointestinal diseases such as reflux disease, hiatus hernia, oesophageal and stomach cancers, oesophageal strictures, stomach and duodenal ulcers and coeliac disease.

Gastroscopy requires the stomach to be empty to provide us with the best possible views. During gastroscopy, we are able to diagnose abnormalities by direct inspection and confirm the findings by biopsy and microscopic examination. We can also diagnose Helicobacter pylori which can lead to peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. Additionally, we can treat many disorders such as strictures (narrowing) of the oesophagus by dilatation (stretching).

Information for those having a gastroscopy

Contact us for an appointment

GASTROSCOPY IS PERFORMED AT SOUTHERN ENDOSCOPY CENTRE.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a gastroscopy for?

•A gastroscopy may be recommended if a person is experiencing digestive symptoms such as dysphagia or chronic indigestion.

What is the procedure for a Gastroscopy?

The procedure involves inserting a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end through the mouth and into the stomach.
• Gastroscopies are generally safe and well-tolerated, with mild discomfort being the most common side effect.

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Gastroscopy