This procedure is also called a “keyhole” procedure. Technically endoscopic surgery is a diagnostic procedure performed to be to visualize the innermost areas in the body that are not visible to the naked eye. Endoscopic procedures are performed in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center setting depending on the procedure being performed.
In the case of a gastrointestinal or GI procedure, an endoscopy of the upper alimentary canal is a procedure permits your gastroenterologist, to assess and visualize your esophagus, duodenum – the first part of the small intestine, and stomach using a flexible and thin tube all the while watching a monitor.
Your gastroenterologist and his or her staff will educate you on the specific procedure you need to have performed. Typically, this is a simple diagnostic procedure. Your nurse or doctor will spray your throat with anesthesia to numb it and sometimes provided a pain and administer sedation intravenously. You will be lying on your left side and your gastroenterologist will pass the endoscope through your mouth to the stomach, duodenum, and esophagus. The majority of patients doze off throughout the procedure. Subsequent to an endoscopic procedure, the individual will be closely monitored and observed by a professional in the recovery room until the anesthesia and the chance for a complication or adverse reaction has passed.
In summary; an endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure performed to visualize the innermost areas in the body that are not visible to our naked eyes; endoscopy of the upper GI tract permits the physician to assess the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum; following your procedure you will be monitored and released to go home and rest the rest of the day.
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