Upper Digestive Endoscopy in Medellín
You need screening for Barrett’s esophagus because the reflux is killing you or you feel other things that are making you uneasy.
I’ll help you with the endoscopy so you can clear your doubts. You will not feel it and we will take care of you
An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (or simply endoscopy) is an outpatient procedure in which I will examine the esophagus, stomach, and part of the duodenum. I recommend it if you have pain in the abdomen, reflux, vomiting or bleeding. I also recommend it if you want to know how intestinal metaplasia or Barrett’s esophagus follows.
For the exam to be successful and safe, you need to fast for 8 hours so that you do not have food in your stomach at the time of the exam and come accompanied so that we can sedate you.
During the exam you will be asleep and you will not feel anything. We will be taking care of you all the time
To do the endoscopy I use a special, flexible, 9 mm diameter instrument called an endoscope. It starts in the mouth and then moves to the throat and esophagus. Then it reaches the stomach and finally the small intestine. During the procedure I will examine you carefully and systematically. In the stomach I will take a tissue sample (biopsy) to find out if you have gastritis or Helicobacter pylori bacteria. On average it lasts about 7 minutes.
Once the procedure is finished, you will be taken to a recovery room. You will remain there until the effects of the sedation wear off. Then, you will be discharged along with your companion.
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