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gastroscopy

gastroscopy

Gastroscopy (upper endoscopy) is a procedure that uses a flexible endoscope to see inside the upper digestive tract including the oesophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine. During a gastroscopy a thin flexible tube is carefully fed down the oesophagus into the stomach and the small intestine. A small camera on the endoscope transmits an image to a monitor, allowing close examination of the intestinal lining.

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Gastroscopy is usually done to investigate symptoms of indigestion, belly pain, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing. It is also the best test for finding the cause of bleeding in the upper gut.

During a gastroscopy a thin flexible tube is carefully fed down the oesophagus into the stomach and the small intestine. A small camera on the endoscope transmits an image to a monitor, allowing close examination of the intestinal lining.

Download the Gastroscopy Fact Sheet for information regarding gastroscopy preparation; how it’s performed and more.