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How often should I get endoscopy

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist: The majority of people go to gastroenterologists to have endoscopies done. If you live in a rural area, sometimes you can find a primary care doctor w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Nasal endoscopy: No, you don't have to be awake, but unless some other procedure is being considered, almost no doctors would put you to sleep to do a nasal endoscopy ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Usually: Prevacid (lansoprazole) helps with acid reflux. If use of proton pump inhibitors, GERD precautions like Upright 1 hour b/f and after meals, no smoking... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Absolutely: Many gastroenterologists, faced with the need to evaluate the upper and lower GI tracts, may choose to perform a "double procedure" under one sedation... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Yes. : That's how we give you the medication to sedate you.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Here is a great: article by Mayo Clinic to help prepare you: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/endoscopy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20020363
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Gastroenterology: talk to a gastroenterologist. he will determine if necessary and perform them.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Depends: Some doctors perform capsule endoscopy at the hospital, others at the office. Typically, the patient does a cleanse the day before comes to the hospit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Very unlikely: In general, unless it is a true medical emergency, it is unlikely that you will get an endoscopy done in the er. Most patients are scheduled and prope... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Gastroenterologist: These two procedures are most often performed by a gastroenterologist. The most common procedure performed after age 40-50 is a screening colonoscop... Read More
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