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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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When is endoscopy used in GERD patients?

When is endoscopy used in GERD patients?

GERD: I usually scope gerd patients to diagnose complications (strictures, barrett's, cancer) and when patients don't respond to typical antifeflux meds. ...Read more

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Im a antral gastritis patient, i came to know only since when i consult my doctor and diagnosed with endoscopy, and i wana know more about this. Pliz.

Im a antral gastritis patient, i came to know only since when i consult my doctor and diagnosed with endoscopy, and i wana know more about this. Pliz.

Gastritis causes?: "antral" defines the end of your stomach. "gastritis" means inflammation was found in the antral lining. Your co-morbidities ; biopsy may clarify cause--peptic, biliary, autoimmune, caustic, infectious, inflammatory, physiologic stress, etc. In meantime, identify situational triggers to symptoms. If h.Pylori was found, please pursue treatment. Avoid nsaid's, aspirin, tobacco, ; minimize alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi! I'm a 16 year old going for an endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time. As a pediatric patient, is it a common to get general anesthesia for both procedures? If not, can I request for a general? I'm absolutely terrified of having something up my **

Hi! I'm a 16 year old going for an endoscopy and colonoscopy at the same time. As a pediatric patient, is it a common to get general anesthesia for both procedures? If not, can I request for a general? I'm absolutely terrified of having something up my **

It all depends: Typically an endoscopy and colonsocpy would be performed by an anesthesiologist. It would be up to the anesthesiologist and the patient to decide what is the safest course of action. There are some co-morbidities that might push anesthesiologist away from general anesthesia. Whether it is deep sedation or general anesthesia, one of the anesthesia jobs is to make the patient feel comfortable ...Read more

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Would you be able to see if a patient had throat cancer if doing an upper endoscopy? How sure can you be you don't have throat cancer when result neg?

Would you be able to see if a patient had throat cancer if doing an upper endoscopy? How sure can you be you don't have throat cancer when result neg?

Perhaps: An upper endoscopy is a fiberoptic procedure typically administered by a gastroenterologist. The patient is usually sedated and lying down. The goal of this procedure is to look at the upper GI tract. A better exam to evaluate for laryngeal or pharyngeal cancer is a flexible fiberoptic laryngosocpy. This is performed by an head and neck surgeon. It is a smaller scope passed through the nose. ...Read more

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What is endoscopy?

What is endoscopy?

Scoping you out!: Endoscopy is a general term meaning inserting a lighted scope into you somewhere, usually further specified by a prefix like colonoscopy, ureteroscopy, laryngoscopy which basically says where it goes. Often the docor can not only look inside but also biopsy (take tissue) and do other tests while in there--may require sedation depending on how far in they go! ...Read more

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What are the steps of an endoscopy?

Many: Step one is informed consent where risks, benefits and alternatives are discussed. Next is conscious sedation where an IV is placed and medication is given until you are comfortable. Once you are resting comfortably, the procedure is performed. Last is recovery where you wake up and review procedure findings with your doctor. Someone must then drive you home because of the meds received. ...Read more

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What is it like to have an endoscopy?

Endoscopy: I had one done once with a teaching endoscope. Normally you will be given medication that will relax you (and possibly sedate you) along with anesthetic sprayed on the back of the throat. In my case no med was used except anesthetic spray. I gagged a little bit but found it fascinating to look at my own stomach through the scope. It really wasn't bad. ...Read more