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A 73-year-old female asked:

Is there anyway to have and endoscopy without having to be put under general anesthesia? what are my options?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Many ENT physicians perform an "office endoscopy" without anesthesia via a thin endoscopic device threaded through the nasal passages. It is not completely comfortable, but allows for upper esophagoscopy to determine degrees of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
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Last updated Jan 15, 2022

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