Gastroscopy is a medical procedure whereby doctors view the inside of your stomach, small intestine and oesophagus for diagnosis or treatment. It’s effective for evaluating symptoms of conditions such as abdominal pain, reflux, nausea and difficulty swallowing amongst others.
We have been providing these services to the residents of boronia for quite a long time and have the experience to go by. In fact, today we are one of the largest gastroscopy service providers in the region. Our team of experts is committed to providing you the best quality of endoscopy, including the follow-up that you may require. They also offer specialist consultations in various areas of digestive health.
The first step in gastroscopy boronia is administration of a light anaesthetic, this will help reduce any pain that you may otherwise experience. Next, our specialist will insert a small camera through your mouth with the images being viewed on a large video screen. This is a far more accurate technique for detecting ulcers, early cancer or inflammation than x-ray.
Throughout the process, you’ll be asleep and therefore oblivious to the entire procedure which will help remove any anxiety.
While gastroscopy is a safe method for examining the upper gastro-intestinal section, it can also be used for treating various health conditions and thus preventing the need for surgical procedure. Through it, polyps can easily be removed, strictures stretched and bleeding lesions safely stopped or prevented. Additionally, biopsies can safely be obtained if an infection or tumor is suspected.
Nevertheless, to ensure a seamless and successful procedure, there are certain preparation tips you should consider before visiting us. For instance, we advise you not to eat or drink anything 6hrs before the test, also avoid alcohol 24hrs prior to the procedure.
Additionally, 12hrs after the test, you should remain under the care of a trusted adult and not operate any machinery or drive. Our gastroscopy boronia experts are skillful and well capable of providing you quality services.