An endoscope is a small, flexible, and illuminated optical tube used to insert into the digestive tract to diagnose the diseases related to stomach, esophagus, and the upper small intestine, such as;

  • Chronic stomachache
  • Regularly feel nausea and vomit
  • Indigestion problem and chronic heartburn
  • Swallow difficulty
  • Vomiting blood
  • Anemia that caused by internal bleeding

Endoscopy procedure steps are as follow;

  1. The patient needs to avoid food and drinks at least 6 – 8 hours before undergoing the endoscopy.
  2. The patient needs to stop taking some kind of medicines at least 7 -10 days before undergoing the endoscopy.
  3. The doctor will explain about the procedure in detail as well as the complications and side-effects that might occur.
  4. The doctor will consider to spray or inject local anesthetics around the neck, and use a mild sleeping medication.
  5. The endoscopy will take around 10 minutes.
  6. After the endoscopy, the patient needs to take some rest at least 30 minutes in order to recover.
  7. After the endoscopy, the patient might have dizziness effects from sleeping medicine.

For more information, please contact Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Center or call +66-2-734-0000 ext. 2960, 2961

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