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Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Varies: If you are paying cash for this procedure the cost can vary widely. From a from a few hundred dollars to $1000 or more depending on the practitioner. If you have been recommended to have the procedure and you have no insurance i suggest you talk with your doctor about the cost first and see if allowances can be made for you. ...Read more

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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What is a nasal endoscopy? Nasopharyngoscopy?

What is a nasal endoscopy? Nasopharyngoscopy?

Endoscopy: Diagnostic usage of a rigid or flexible scope to examine the nasal airway and/or the upper portion of the pharynx (nasopharynx) for lesions, source of infection, palatal function, Eustachian tube areas, presence of lymphoid tissue, polyps, cyst, etc ...Read more

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Can a Barium xray detect LPR and post nasal drip?

Can  a Barium xray detect LPR and post nasal drip?

No: Barium x-rays may show some LPR but not post nasal drip. The best tests for LPR are esophageal acid probe/mannometry and/or nasopharyngoscopy to visualize the vocal cords and look for sings of acid irritation. ...Read more

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Can an upper endoscopy cause nasal regurgitation?

Can an upper endoscopy cause nasal regurgitation?

Yes: It is entirely possible since the pharynx is connected to the nasal cavity. ...Read more

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Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment. ...Read more

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My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is  deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

Deviated septum: a deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy simultaneously?

Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Postnasal drip: No. Acid reflux into nasopharynx is extremely uncommon. It is more likely that you may have allergic or atrophic rhinitis. An exam by ENT may benefit you. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between nasal turbinates and nasal polyps?

How to differentiate between nasal turbinates and nasal polyps?

Turbs vs polyps: the only way to tell is by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps completely block my nose breathing?

Can nasal polyps completely block my nose breathing?

Yes: See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy to diagnose stomach ulcer? Which is more accurate? I perfer to be awake, can I request transnasal instead?

Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy to diagnose stomach ulcer? Which is more accurate? I perfer to be awake, can I request transnasal instead?

Depends: If your doctor just wants to see if there is an ulcer there, then the transnasal is great. However often they will want to biopsy it. They cannot do this through the transnasal approach. So have a conversation with your gastroenterologist to see what the likelihood is that he/she will want biopsies. ...Read more

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Most definitive way to diagnose hiatal hernia, barium swallow or endoscopy?

Most definitive way to diagnose hiatal hernia, barium swallow or endoscopy?

Good question: The tests are useful in different ways. A hiatal hernia can diagnosed with either test and very reliably. The egd allows for a biopsy. The UGI allows for an evaluation of the function of the esophagus as well as visualizing actual episodes of reflux. ...Read more

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Relationship between nasal polyps and nasal concha?

Nasal Polyps: The nasal choncha or turbinates are normal anatomic structures that swell up and down with allergies, viruses and infections and are sometimes mistaken for polyps wich are abmormal growths in suseptible peple with severe infecitons or allergies. Sometimes warts or tumors and be present. See an ENT dod for answers. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopy really dianose an acid reflux?

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Can upper endoscopy really dianose an acid reflux?

Yes: It may show signs of inflammation caused by the acid reflux (oesophagitis or stomach for example). A normal upper endoscopy doesn't exclude acid reflux it just indicates that there are no associated serious complications or underlying conditions causing or perpetuating it. For specific advice on whether the test is right for you, you could discuss further with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Ganjian
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Nasal Endoscopy (Definition)

Nasal endoscopy is performed for an in depth examination of the nasal cavity. It is performed when an endoscope, or a sort of telescope whether flexible or rigid, is placed into the nose for the exam. Most often ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more